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Old 27th May 2007, 20:30
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BA taxi light policy(not)

Folks humour me....does BA have a taxi light policy during day/dusk time?

I ask as the one operator that comes to mind in busy airports with irregular use of their taxi lights is the worlds favorite.....

For me when I am giving way to aircraft as a common coutesy I turn off the lights and I find a lot of operators operate the same, likewise I turn on the lights on the move. I wouldnt dare use the phrase "good airmanship" as I am sure they have their reasons but they are the one airline that I see with no taxi light policy it appears...some use them, some dont bother.

Whats the story guys?
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Old 27th May 2007, 20:52
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No official policy, as you've probably noticed!!

I subscribe to your theory (don't dazzle the chap ahead). Whenever I move though, the nose-wheel light (at least) is on, mainly due to the fact that most of the aeroplane is above the windscreen level of a lot of the vehicles on the ramp and therefore potentially almost invisible at close range.
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Old 27th May 2007, 21:34
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Why do so many Nigels taxi round with the runway turn-off lights on?. Airbus and 757's seem to do it a lot. Very anti-social.
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Old 27th May 2007, 21:38
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Same for me. I think most of the guys I fly with try to avoid dazzling other a/c.

Maybe you've been a bit unlucky!
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Old 28th May 2007, 03:54
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Max,

Whilst I couldn't say what the BA Airbus and 757 crews were actually doing with their lights, I notice you refer to them as "runway turn-off lights". They can be useful for all turning manoeuvres, on the runway or elsewhere.
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Old 28th May 2007, 05:54
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Well, I use the turnoff lights for 2 reasons: To see, and to be seen.

With all the truck & tractor traffic on the ramps, my lights may just keep one of the harried drivers from driving into me -- day or night.

If you're dazzled by my turnoff lights, maybe you'd be more impressed by my landing lights, that let me see a LOT better at night!
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Old 28th May 2007, 09:10
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yeh mines always on if i am moving (day or night). If i am giving way it'll go off.

speaking of dazzling though, why do Virgin have their wing lights on on the ground? its a right bugger when u are sat behind and to the side of them!!!!
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Old 28th May 2007, 09:27
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In Thailand the same thing.
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Old 28th May 2007, 15:30
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"why do Virgin have their wing lights on on the ground? its a right bugger when u are sat behind and to the side of them!!!!"

It's because someone forgot to switch them off after the walkround!
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