How are Lights Used¶
Firstly, once FDR is started you can learn which lights are on and which are off by the red and green alert lights over the FDR. To learn about an aircraft for the first time, you may try to; open the plane. Choose a random flight with the FDR and do boarding. Then switch the lights turning on and off, respectively to see whether it is active on FDR. After learning the reactions of all lights on the FDR, and after noting these issues; shut down and start FDR again but this time carrying out your flight.
Secondly, sometimes it is necessary to overcome a runway and enter the other runway. If at the first moment of leaving the runway, you receive a cabin crew friends; get to area for take-off alert; know that FDR has accepted you as entered to the runway, immediately take the landing lights and Strobe lights ON.
After landing, if you are going to back track; even if on the runway you should put the landing lights OFF and only back track with taxi lights.
After take-off the landing lights may stay on up till around 9500 ft or perhaps shut from own preference. You will gain a penalty if it has exceeded 10.000 ft. While descending in the vicinity of the 9,500 ft altitude, a warning alert will appear on screen and therefore if desired landing lights can be switched ON as this is the procedure of many airlines.
Before push back occurs, Beacon should be burned. After burning, it should not be waiting for too long. (Parking breaks should be pulled between at max 3-5 seconds and pushback should be started.) If you do not push back but only start the engine, then before setting the engine start switch on to the GND mode, beacons should be burned.
LL prior to entering the runway (as explained above), must be switched ON, and kept ON till 10.000 ft has passed. It can be switched off with the F/O's 10.000 ft warning. During landing, in the same way, must be turned ON as you reach below 10.000 ft and must stay ON till you leave the runway. (As the runway is being left during vacate after the hostess announcement begins and at latest within 10 seconds, it must be switched off, at the door, during taxi, MUST NOT BE ON.)
NAV lights must be on during pushback or direct engine start-up, till the engines are shut; it must stay ON. You may leave them ON if you wish to make another flight.
Must be on during pushback or direct engine start-up, till the engines are shut; it must stay ON.
Before entering the runway, as the Strobe is turned on (as explained above) must stay switched ON throughout the flight, after landing and leaving the runway, then can it be switched off. (As the runway is being left ? during vacate after the hostess announcement begins and at latest within 10 seconds, it must be switched off, at the door, during taxi, MUST NOT BE ON.)
Flight Data Recorder has no control for taxi lights.
Observe Your Lights Any Time: You can use this panel to check whether your lights are correctly detected by the FDR and that your lights are working as they're supposed to be. This panel is always available in order for you to easily observe your lights, door and QNH settings. You can find this useful mini panel via FDR Tools -> Menu -> Aircraft Systems (Always on Top) command.
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