reply to post by Ram
Ummmmm....must the very, very obvious be pointed out? (usually not, hence the term "obvious"...but, alas, sometimes it's a requirement...)
Your very post mentioned the red and green lights...ummmm, you may not be a pilot, mate, so allowances can be made with some unfamiliarity...but those
described aircraft navigation lights. Perfectly
and precisely. Seen from head-on (as in, the aircraft in question is approaching the
viewer, or the camera...)
RED = LEFT
GREEN - RIGHT
Originally posted by Ram
This is the beginning of the video from Alison Cruse - Lights Doing Something WEIRD!
This shows how the green and red lights flash white - before both lights opens up on full power...
Nothing weird there, not taking into account distance, videography and optical effects.
You should (maybe) wish to become more familiar with landing light configuarations, (and other external white
lights installed on
airplanes and helicopters) and how they vary and differ between airplane models and designa. Where they are installed ion relation to the colored NAV
lights, and so forth....
***example, the DC-9/MD-80 passenger jets have a white landing light that is located near each wingtip...(as are the NAV lights). The landing lights
are motorized and retract up flush with the bottom of the wing, when not in use. There are a myriad of other lights installed, as well....on large
jets (and even medium-sized ones).
On older Boeing 737s the lights are incorporated iinto the trailing edge flap jackscrew fairing covers (sometimes called "canoes", because of their
shape) and are motorized to retract flush, as well. Head-on, they would appear just outboard of the engine locations. The newer B-737s have them
flush-mounted on the belly, at the wingroot....
There you have just a few examples, of variations in design.
...as I said, when something is so obvious, why must it be pointed out?
Perhaps this assists in the quest to deny ignorance...for it certainly seems an emergency situation and need, in this instance.
Such knowledge can be utilized to one's advantage...when one doesn't wish to appear foolish, and suggest less prosaic explanations...
[edit on 14 July 2010 by weedwhacker]