"Blinking" Landing Lights

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"Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:37 am

Sometime last decade SWA/WN started putting blinking landing lights on their planes. I think V Nav V Dummy confirmed that a study showed increased visibility of the aircraft.

I still see an occasional biz jet with them, but no airliners at all whatsoever any more (as best as I can tell).

I'm guessing there was an incident or two at night and the lights stuck on flash when full-on would be preferred? (Or they burned out more or etc.)

Any insider insight on this from our DSGPOTM?
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby flyboy2548m » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:41 pm

At my first airline we had a CRJ msn 7018 aka "Blinky". It was kinda cool.
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby 3WE » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:59 am

flyboy2548m wrote:At my first airline we had a CRJ msn 7018 aka "Blinky". It was kinda cool.


http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-crj-7018.htm
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:22 pm

That would be it.
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby PurduePilot » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:19 am

Pulse lights are much more visible, especially in daytime. That said, they can be rather distracting when landing at night and you forgot to switch from pulsing to steady.

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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby flyboy2548m » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:51 pm

PurduePilot wrote:Pulse lights are much more visible, especially in daytime. That said, they can be rather distracting when landing at night and you forgot to switch from pulsing to steady.


To what do we owe the pleasure?
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby PurduePilot » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:28 pm

flyboy2548m wrote:
PurduePilot wrote:Pulse lights are much more visible, especially in daytime. That said, they can be rather distracting when landing at night and you forgot to switch from pulsing to steady.


To what do we owe the pleasure?

Don't know... definitely not an abundance of spare time... I think I wanted to see if anybody was still here. :P

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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:30 pm

Good to see you back.
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby PurduePilot » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:44 am

You're here too.

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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:25 pm

Indeed
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Re: "Blinking" Landing Lights

Postby ocelot » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:42 am

Nobody's actually here; these posts are actually generated by IBM's Watson.


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