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Offline Furryforest

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Tail logo light
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:48:58 PM »
Whilst at the rugby last night, my other half noticed that none of the aircraft landing at BHD had their tail logo light on. Is it meant to be on or is it an optional?

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Re: Tail logo light
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 04:55:26 PM »
Good question,probably best to ask one of our pilot members-Any offers? I will try and find out.

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Re: Tail logo light
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 10:44:19 AM »
I asked a former FlyBE pilot.  For the Dash it is down to company policy and the particular airframe, not all are equipped.  From a web search: later batches were ordered without the lights, presumably to save maintenance costs.  Maybe the second-hand ones from Republic have them, I'll have to check.

They are hard to spot without those lights.

He thinks that in some aircraft ( like A320 ) it is automatically illuminated when the gear is extended, if not already commanded.   I think the EMBRAERs have them as standard, too.

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Re: Tail logo light
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 11:21:45 AM »
I asked current FlyBe Captain, :-) he confirmed the Dash8`s don`t have them,some of the older airframes did.
The EMBRAER`s are automatically activated when the gear comes down as you say.

I remember the older Jet 2 B737`s had them in the wingtip shining back at the tailplane,which I thought was rather nifty.

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Re: Tail logo light
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 12:19:46 PM »
I asked current FlyBe Captain, :-) he confirmed the Dash8`s don`t have them,some of the older airframes did.
The EMBRAER`s are automatically activated when the gear comes down as you say.

I remember the older Jet 2 B737`s had them in the wingtip shining back at the tailplane,which I thought was rather nifty.
Always used to blind us when getting out of the hold lol

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Re: Tail logo light
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 01:24:26 PM »
Cheers folks. A BA captain told me itís optional but he always has them on. Iíve seen a few EI A320ís without the logo light on in Dublin and at the game one of them didnít have it. My GF is cabin crew for EI and was giving out about it!