anticollision light

anticollision light

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Typical anti-collision light installation in a fin & belly.
A flashing light fitted on the vertical fin and belly of an aircraft. It increases an aircraft's visibility to other aircraft in flight especially at night and in poor visibility conditions. The high-intensity light is visible 360° around the aircraft.
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During the climb checklist, I called out "lights" and reached up and shifted the anticollision light switch from upper-only to both.
Include in this effort, measures such as the displacement of an aircraft away from the runway centerline, where applicable, and the use of conspicuity enhancements, such as high-intensity strobe lighting and logo lighting by aircraft on active runways, and encourage operators of airplanes certificated prior to September 1, 1977, to upgrade their airplanes to the present higher intensity standards for anticollision light installations.
Operations are allowed during daylight and during twilight if the drone has anticollision lights.
Visibility might even be excellent, with another aircraft's navigation and anticollision lights clearly visible 20 miles away.
My solution was to shut down all electrical systems except my anticollision lights.
Passing the 180-degree position on the downwind leg, just as the H2P started the turn toward final, the HAC realized they hadn't secured the anticollision lights, the normal procedure once the aircraft entered the pattern.
I briefly turn on the overt anticollision lights for good measure.