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Nesh108 [ nesh108 ]

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Subject: Information about standard aircraft lights at nigh
Post ID# 2409
Message Number 1
Date Posted: 14 November 2010, 1:03:30 PM

Hello guys,

I am new here as well as new in the aviation field.
I am not expert, that's why I came here. I'd like to get further information about lights used by aircraft (from helicopters to private tourism jets) at night.
I'd like to get information about which colours are used, which pattern, which configuration and if they blink etc.

Please be as complete as you can. Any kind of aircraft that can legally fly at night making almost noise free even, and flying low height.

Thanks in advance.


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Subject: Information about standard aircraft lights at nigh
Post ID# 2410
Message Number 2
Date Posted: 16 November 2010, 12:19:11 AM

Welcome, Nesh!

This resource can describe it better than I could in only words -- -> Aircraft Lights & Beacons

The key points is that there are typically white, red and green lights. They normally do not need to be located in specific locations, but some must be visible from certain perspectives.

For instance, for navigation lights a red light must be visible on the left side of the aircraft and a green light must be visible on the right side. The only requirement specified by the FAA is that they must be "spaced laterally as far apart as practicable" -- typically this means near the wingtips.
~JetWhiz jester

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -- 1:19:11 PM PDT

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