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Forgive me if this is information you already know. I thought I would try to add a little information to all those watching the night skies. Especially for those who are wondering if it is an airplane or a UFO.
This picture shows the lighting on an average large airplane. Per FAA requirement, we ALWAYS have the following lights on when airborne: Rotating beacon (flashing red light on the top and bottom), position lights (the steady red and green lights on the wing tips) and our strobe lights. Below 18,000 feet, we also turn on our wing illumination lights and fixed landing lights. Once cleared for landing, we turn on our retractable landing lights. The taxi light is only used on the ground.
But going back to the rotating beacons and position lights (the non-white lights). They are on at all times. So, if you see a moving target that doesn't have a flashing red light and (if you're close enough to make them out) a red light on the left wing and a green light on the right wing. It's probably not an airplane.
Originally posted by CaptainCaveMan
I believe it to be a plane or a helicopter.
The reason there is no sound is because its so far away.
I am not a skeptic but that definitely has navigation lights.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
I heard aliens have secret agreement with FAA touse flashing lights similar to conventional aircraft.