|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 5):|
OPNL: So on those short hops PHL-PIT for instance, do your guys just leave them on all flight? I've noticed a few times that 18,000 is the cruise on those on Flightaware. Although that varies by wx/traffic I'm sure.
|Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 9):|
how about strobe, NAV and Beacons whats the procedures for these 3?
|Quoting Carduelis (Reply 10):|
I'm not a pilot, but I remember a BA Captain telling me that landing lights are switched on at 10,000ft - even in daylight - as it had the effect of reducing bird strikes! Well, I certainly believed him!
|Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 13):|
There is no requirement for nav lights daytime, and a lot of aircraft here leave them off.
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):|
Generally speaking, I'd say that most airlines switch them on at 10,000.
|Quoting Mr.BA (Reply 18):|
Notice that groundcrew (except the people who put the chocks in place at the gears) are not allowed to go near the aircraft until the beacons are turned off... which usually are after the engines are cut.
|Quoting Bond007 (Reply 20):|
In our plane, probably real bad practice, but the beacon switch is ALWAYS left on.
|Quoting 57AZ (Reply 23):|
On the Cessna 400 series aircraft, the landing lights are retractible units located under each wingtip. When retracted they are flush with the bottom wing skin. When used, the pilot must extend them and switch them on.