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FO turns of dome light at night-config to not do this?

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At night, the FO turns off the dome light upon completion of taxi checklist. Is there anyway to configure this to not take place? I need to be able to find the overhead panel lights switch during overnight flights with the 747. There is zero ambient light in the cockpit at night

Thanks for any advice!

Fred Ziker

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Here may be a nice alternative depending on sim version. An aviation flashlight. Works well.

 

Edited by Adrian123

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This is brilliant! Thanks so much Adriana! It works perfectly in P3Dv4.4

 

Fred Ziker

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In real life (depending on the airline, and according to a few pilots I’ve spoken with), that is what is supposed to happen. The dome light is turne off to reduce glare during ground operations and is then turned on after takeoff at the pilot’s discretion.

What I usually do is make sure that I have turned on all the panel backlighting and flood lighting during my preflight flow. That way when the dome is off, I can still see everything, and then I reactivate the dome light sometime after 10,000 feet.

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