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real world airline ops re: strobes and lights on takeoff

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Does the FAA or airline regs require their pilots to turn on ALL lights (strobes, taxi lights, landing lights, recog, etc.) on taxi, or takeoff, even during the daytime?How about on landing? Are all lights supposed to be ON for landing, too? Anyone know how that all works?RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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From my limited understanding of this is that most light ops are airline controlled, but:* landing lights below 10,000 feet* beacon on when engines are running -- I think this is to warn ground personnel to stay away from the engine for fear of getting sucked in.* landing lights and position lights on when on the runway* logo light off above 10,000 feet* wings light are on at pilot's discretion or where near trafficHope most of that is relevant and correct.

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If you search this was discussed a little while ago and a few people in airlines discussed their ops.

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>Does the FAA or airline regs require their pilots to turn on>ALL lights (strobes, taxi lights, landing lights, recog, etc.)>on taxi, or takeoff, even during the daytime?>>How about on landing? Are all lights supposed to be ON for>landing, too? Anyone know how that all works?>>Rhett>>AMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS>A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD>250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian caseHi Rhett,The Aeronuatical Information Manual (AIM) has a section that covers aircraft ligthing.http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air...403.html#4-3-23It is section 4-3-23. Use of Aircraft Lights.Our comnpany SOP's are:* Nav lights - ON at all times when aircraft is powered.* Beacon Lights - ON when aircraft engines are running or when the aircraft is being towed.* Strobes - ON when entering an active runway and OFF after exiting an active runway.* Taxi Light - ON for taxiing, takeoff and landing. OFF while in the vicinity of other aircraft while on the ground and while entering the gate.*Landing Lights - ON when cleared for takeoff after entering the active runway and OFF above 10,000 ft. ON below 10,000 ft and OFF after exiting runway.*Wing Lights - ON as required(not required when near other traffic).*Logo Lights - ON below 10,000 ft.*Runway Turn-off Lights - Self explanitory.Cheers,JohnBoeing 727/737 & Lockheed C-130/L-100 Mechanichttp://www.sstsim.com/images/team/JR.jpgwww.SSTSIM.com

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It is also a good thing to point out that some operators encourage their pilots to turn off strobe lights in cloud, as the close proximity flash can dazzle the pilots, reducing their capabilities to perform in instrument flying.

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>It is also a good thing to point out that some operators>encourage their pilots to turn off strobe lights in cloud, as>the close proximity flash can dazzle the pilots, reducing>their capabilities to perform in instrument flying.The more technical term to "dazzle" is "vertigo". Strobe induced vertigo can be a problem but is rare.Cheers,JohnBoeing 727/737 & Lockheed C-130/L-100 Mechanichttp://www.sstsim.com/images/team/JR.jpgwww.SSTSIM.com

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>>It is also a good thing to point out that some operators>>encourage their pilots to turn off strobe lights in cloud,>as>>the close proximity flash can dazzle the pilots, reducing>>their capabilities to perform in instrument flying.>>>The more technical term to "dazzle" is "vertigo". Strobe>induced vertigo can be a problem but is rare.>>Cheers,>>John>>Boeing 727/737 & Lockheed C-130/L-100 Mechanic>http://www.sstsim.com/images/team/JR.jpg>www.SSTSIM.comThat

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