RussianJet
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Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:41 am

So, as we came onto stand in AMS from JHB this morning, the 777 on the neighbouring stand was chocked and no beacon on, yet the strobes were going ten to the dozen for a good 15 minutes or more. Why would this likely be?
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:04 am

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:08 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........

Well, that's what I thought about suggesting, but in light of other threads that suggested a pilot may have 'forgotten' such a thing I didn't entirely dare to, fearing a flamefest.

Is that the most likely answer, or are there other possibilities?
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Is that the most likely answer

It's the most likely answer on most airliners other than aircraft that have strobes inhibited on the ground.
 
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:06 pm

maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.
 
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:10 pm

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

Good point and better stated than my post. I was trying to make the point that almost assuredly the issue was that the switch for the strobes was on for whatever reason, rather than a peculiar failure of some sort.
 
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:11 pm

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

For at least 15 mins, and nobody seen on the ground performing such a check (which admittedly I had not mentioned earlier)?
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

15mins for strobe to be on while a check is being done seems too long....
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RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:42 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Probably someone forgot

Yup probably an abbreviated landing checklist LOL.

Same as all the departures with transponder still off. Or Mode S or FMC ID set to the previous leg's ID   
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