I live by Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx and have lived here 18 years and was also Airborne in the Ay and I just saw a small private aircraft fly above me with 3 flashing lights with 2 on each wingtip and one underneath the aircraft. Before the aircraft flew over my house a helicopter fly over as well with 2 flashing white lights underneath it. What do these flashing red lights mean since I’ve never seen those lights before. Normally they have their anti-collision lights on but not this time. Air traffic above my house seems out of the ordinary lately
The blinking wingtip and fuselage strobe lights serve as anti-collision warnings, so pilots can more easily spot other planes in their vicinity, even in full daylight.
All small helicopters have two red lights on them so you can tell it's a helicopter from the ground at night.