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Brook
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Joined: Mar 12, 2004
Posts: 91
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:44 pm 

What are the guidelines or rules for use of an aircraft's landing lights. When should they be on? When should they be off? Do they vary from small GA to large a/c?
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Welshflyer
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Joined: Oct 22, 2006
Posts: 2163
Location: South Wales
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:27 am 

Landing lights should be switched on when entering the runway and kept on until reaching 10,000ft, then when descending the reverse applies Smile ! Strobe lights are switched on when entering the runway and kept on until exiting the runway after completion of the flight, beacon is on at all times the engines are running and nav lights are on from start up to shut down!
Hope this helps Very Happy !
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Cheeks
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Joined: Oct 09, 2004
Posts: 2499
Location: YSSY
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:25 am 

Dont forget taxi lights, even though they are self explanitory! Very Happy
Please direct your complaints to the moon, they might care there.
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Tailhook
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Posts: 8477
Location: El Dorado
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:13 pm 

Cheeks wrote:
Dont forget taxi lights, even though they are self explanitory! Very Happy


Hey, we're talking about airplanes - not taxi cabs doh
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Westernstyle
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Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:42 am 

Tailhook wrote:
Cheeks wrote:
Dont forget taxi lights, even though they are self explanitory! Very Happy


Hey, we're talking about airplanes - not taxi cabs doh



He he Razz
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:53 am 

Landing lights stay on until after take-off (there's no 10,000ft rule... not sure when you got that from) and they go on before landing (usually when lined up on the final approach, maybe at about 5 miles out). They can be left on longer or put on earlier depending on whether it's a high-traffic area with poor visibility, or you want to scare away some birds that might be in the area, but they should not be on above 10,000ft (maybe that's where you got 10,000ft from).
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