Re: Cabin Light Dimming on final.

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         21 Aug 94 15:35:08 
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In article <airliners.1994.1502@ohare.Chicago.COM> Scott Decker <> writes:
>It's been a time sense I last went some place on a commercial A/L but I 
>noticed just the other day while watching a 737 land at RENO that the 
>cabin lights were dimmed or turned off on final approach. I was wondering 
>if anybody knows why the A/L (not all do this I'm sure?) do this? I think 
>I can rest assured that it's not not due to glare in the pilots rear-view 
>mirror :-).
>Any answer is better than none RIGHT?

Well, for the *very* few passengers actually interested in the phenomenon
and magic of flight, it eliminates glare so they can look out the windows 
and see the light-show of a lifetime.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation