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Navigation/Position Lights

38.3k Freerider2142  3.8 years ago

I want to talk to you about the importance of Navigation lights Navigation lights in aircraft.
and in relations to other aircraft in relations to other aircraft
Another Example

-Green Steady= Right tip: can seen from Front and Right side

-Red Steady= Left tip: can be seen from Front and Left side

-White Steady= pointing backwards: can only see back and partially form sides

*All these lights can be seen from Top and Bottom as well.

-Blinking Red or White on Top/Bottom or both = Anti Collision Lights:
These let other people know that you are there, your engines are running and to keep distance from the aircraft.

*Military Aircraft have special Formation Lights Formation lights These are used specifically in Formation flying at low light and night.

These help a lot in understanding where an aircraft is flying when looking at it from afar.
If you look at any aircraft flying over your city, you'll probably be able to see these and tell where their heading in relation to your position :)
(i'm saying probably because sometimes these are not used during day time in the Private and Military sectors)

in MP it's hard to know sometimes if an aircraft is flying towards you or away from you, especially when a lot of people are flying around and there's a lot of Landings in one airfield.

I just figured I'd share the info for people who don't understand what are those lights, and also to make life easier when flying with other people.

XML Blinking tutorial by AstleyIndustries

Now all we need if for lights to work in MP :\

Check out my other tutorials:

Runway Numbers.... What How and why

Traffic Patterns... Left, Right, up and down

Airport Lights basics

Radio calls, how to Communicate as a Pilot in command.

Uncontrolled Simpleplanes Class G Communications... wait what?

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask me :)

P.S.
I'm thinking about making another one about Airport Traffic Patterns and basic Airport operations, Let me know in the comments if you'd like that.

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    I screenshot the diagrams. Very important to know if you are looking forward to a career in aviation!

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    5,918 Lahoski107

    @Freerider2142 ok!

    3.8 years ago
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    @Lahoski107 on it, Traffic patterns are next up :)

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    5,918 Lahoski107

    @Freerider2142 keep doing these!

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    8,210 12ocketguy

    Make more of these. I love how informational it is.

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    19.0k ACMECo1940

    Ok

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    10.6k MrTyTheGreat

    @Freerider2142
    Hopefully someday. It would take a lot of money to change now. The main problem, is not that we cannot tell the lights apart, it's that the FAA doesn't realize that we can. Not to go on a rant, but I tend to use the shades as reference. The lighter color is green. It's fun. Not. But I can!
    If you look on the picture above, you can see that the green in a lot lighter. That helps, a lot.

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    @MrTyTheGreat these lights were setup in Naval ships and such a long time ago, before they took into consideration Color Blindness.
    Maybe in the Future rules Colors and regulations will change to fit everyones needs.

    3.8 years ago
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    10.6k MrTyTheGreat

    I'm red/green colorblind, as with my brother. This will make it very hard for us to get any job related to aviation, because of these lights. By brother has his license and cannot fly at night because of the colorblindness. The worst part is, both of us can tell them apart, but oh well.

    3.8 years ago
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    @Jetpackturtle Awesome! your welcome :)

    3.8 years ago
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    Thank you!

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    @Vayloz Lights are positioned the same on all aircraft, so they will be placed the same on a flying sing.
    sometimes there's no spot for a specific light, but as long as it covers it's "area" it doesn't matter..
    I.E.: In the F-15 the Rear lights are on the vertical stabilizers, Left is White Position/NAV light and Right is Red Anti Collision Light

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    22.8k marcox43

    Never knew of formation lights

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    I already put realistic lights on my civilian planes, but this has taught me some more. Thanks!

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    5,918 Lahoski107

    Use overload for strobe lights

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    @Razor3278 Awesome!
    happy it helps :)

    3.8 years ago
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    9,459 Razor3278

    I've been enlightened by this post. Thanks!

    +4 3.8 years ago