|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):|
Strobes were not as prevalent then, and the oscillating light was intended to catch your eye, so you'd notice the aircraft.
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
Kinda like the "Disco lights" show that your company does with the landing lights Took me by suprise the last time the tower told me to hold short for a landing 737...
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):|
Yeah, of course, those are simplier, i.e. no moving parts to break (like the old oscillating ones), just existing lights that pulse.
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):|
I've always liked the electronic pulsation of the anticollision beacon (red) that the Air Force used on the F-15's and, IIRC, the Navy also uses on the F-18...gives the bird this kind of eerie but serious appearance at night
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):|
IIRC, the L1011s had the old-style pulse type, whilst the DC-10s had strobes....
|Quoting Western727 (Reply 8):|
Anyone know why Lockheed went "dual" with the anticollision lights on the L-1011?
|Quoting Memphis (Reply 10):|
I think some of the NWA DC-9s still have this oscillating disco style light, I remember that once, when I used to fuel A/C on the ramp in MEM, one was left on, giving the ramp an interesting, red, green, and white, oscillating glow. I prefer the strobes.
|Quoting Memphis (Reply 10):|
A/C on the ramp in MEM, one was left on, giving the ramp an interesting, red, green, and white, oscillating glow.
|Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 15):|
If you see the wing strobes or oscillating wing lights operating on the ground on a DC-9 it is one of two things. MX has pulled the gound shift circuit breakers so he can check to see if those lights are functioning properly ot the aircraft has a ground shift problem. The DC-9 wing strobes and oscillating lights are designed to turn off once the nose gear is down after landing.
|Quoting Memphis (Reply 16):|
I dunno what the deal was, but I saw em' on while the A/C was at the gate, if I remember correctly, they stayed while the pax boarded, and then even stayed on while the plane pushed back and taxied away!
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