- 1 Introduction
- 2 Lights Description
- 2.1 Navigation / position lights
- 2.2 Anti-collision / beacon lights
- 2.3 Strobe lights
- 2.4 Logo lights
- 2.5 Wing lights
- 2.6 Taxi lights
- 2.7 Landing lights
- 3 Practical example
- 4 Conclusion
- 5 See also
- 6 Reference
- 7 Author
Navigation / position lights
Regulations and description
These lights are defined as follow: - A red light located on the left wing tip visible with an angle of 110° from the front of the aircraft - A green light located on the right wing tip visible with an angle of 110° from the front of the aircraft - A white light on the tail of the aircraft visible with a centered angle of 140°
Refer to the figure below for more visualization.
Since the color is in relation with the direction from which an aircraft can be seen, we can immediately determine the trajectory of any airplanes. Therefore, the following conclusions can be drawn:
- If a green and a red light are seen, this aircraft is facing us, flying toward us: collision is probable!
- If a red light is seen, this aircraft will fly from right to left: collision is possible.
- If a green light is seen, this aircraft will fly from left to right: collision is possible.
- If a white and a red light are seen, this aircraft fly away from right to left: collision is possible.
- If a white and a green light are seen, this aircraft fly away from left to right: collision is possible.
- If a white light is seen, this aircraft is seen from the rear, flying away: collision is remote.
Anti-collision / beacon lights
- ICAO documentation Annex 2 - Rules of the Air - 10th Edition July 2005
- ICAO documentation Annex 6 - Operation of Aircraft - Part I - International Commercial Air Transport - Aeroplanes - 10th Edition July 2016 - Appendix 1
- VID 150259 - Creation
- VID 450012 - Wiki Integration
DATE OF SUBMISSION
- 08:47, 27 January 2020
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