Re: flashing landing lights?

Date:         03 Nov 97 02:18:54 
From:         mayerp1@nevada.edu (PAUL G MAYER)
Organization: University of Nevada System Computing Services
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R. Adam Fogo (bd362@FreeNet.Carleton.CA) wrote:
: Twice in the past 2 days I have observed a business jet flying with its
: landing lights flashing on and off in a continuous rhythm.  The first
: aircraft was a Hawker 125 on approach.  The flashing became a steady on
: when the aircraft was on short final.  The second instance was a Falcon
: 50, with its lights flashing on and off immediately after takeoff.  I did
: not see if they continued flashing.  Could anyone tell me what the
: flashing signifies, if anything?

Looks like those planes had flashers installed to increase their
visibility to other aircraft.  I used to fly Twin Otters for Scenic (YR)
and those flashers became standard equipment on all of Scenic's aircraft
after the merger with Grand Canyon Air and Lake Powell Air.

Tailwinds,

Paul Mayer      mayerp1@nevada.edu  UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
ATP, AGI, IGI; former YR F/O (DHC-6-300) and now
Just a Japanese 221 student at UNLV.