formation light

formation light(s)

Lights fitted on aircraft to enable other aircraft to fly formation at night. They are normally located so as not to be visible from the ground or to other aircraft at some distance away.
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One of those panels, the T355 panel, has a rear formation light attached to it.
So make sure the rear formation light is disconnected first before removing screws and panels.
The accessories, such as the formation light and multiple fasteners, are included and pre-installed," said Covington.
Post-flight analysis of the aircraft found that a formation light transformer rectifier, located in the cockpit, had failed in flight and had begun to smolder, producing toxic smoke and fumes.
Light mobile units within the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) will soon have a new electronic-support-measures (ESM) capability, courtesy of the Formation Light Electronic Warfare System (FLEWS) program.
Formation light wires have quick disconnects and need no cutting.
The formation light wire connectors may not look like quick disconnects, but they are.
Also, both aircraft placed their position lights on bright and turned the formation lights on high to increase our ability to see each other throughout the pattern.

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