Re: Cabin Light Dimming on final

From:         irksome@netcom.com (Ian Urquhart)
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Date:         21 Aug 94 15:35:08 
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This maybe a throwback rule to the olden days.  In case of a balked 
landing or go-around you need all available power and having all the 
lights blazing in the event of a go-around might add just enough of a 
load on the alternators to not enable the engines to develop full 
power.   I'm sure this isn't the case with modern jet engines with plenty 
of oomph to spare.  Also in the case of an electrical failure on final 
the batteries would be able to power the more essential items and not 
have all reserves quickly used up so you can continue reading your 
Newsweek!  Besides, you get to see outside better when the cabin lights 
are dimmed.

Ian Urquhart
irksome@netcom.com