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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 05:32
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Air NZ Q300 lights

Co-pilot in the Q300 at AA today bored on appr? Was flicking the landing lights on and off one by one.

Been a while since been here, has see-and-be-seen whilst carrying pax hit NZ?
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 05:50
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Is this a wind up?

Because that's what some landing lights do now....they pulse on and off!

Increases visibility, and scares away the birds...apparently

Fitted to the later model 737's, and also Dash 8's
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 05:52
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Yep thats it turning FO was turning them off. Hates the company so much that he is trying to blow the globes!
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 06:16
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No wind-up Capt

See it in Oz and Canada with Dash's and 73's flashing away. Never seen it in NZ before.
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 06:23
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Ive seen in on a Jetconnect 734 just before Christmas at AKL.
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 22:58
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It apparently also increases the life of the filament(believe it or not)
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 02:53
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how about just fitting a klaxon horn, that would scare the birds too
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 04:20
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how about just fitting a klaxon horn, that would scare the birds too
Ha Haa and half of south Auckland.....seriously though, I have often wondered why we don't have a very loud horn 'cause often we can see the birds long before we get to them, especially on the roll. Can't see why it wouldn't work.
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 04:23
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Or maybe Air NZ has a lot of spares!
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 04:29
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just need one of those giant locomotive air horns.......
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 05:11
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Yeah....it would never ever get used inappropriately
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 08:26
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how about just fitting a klaxon horn, that would scare the birds too
ATR tried that and hasn't been overly successful with the birds, except the odd hot one walking into terminal

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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 11:16
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Horn's no good, they'd never hear it over the engine noise .
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