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What is the difference between position and navigation lights on light training aircraft (or general)? When I search for both, I find the same lights: red on the left, green on the right, and white on the back... Are they the same thing or is there a difference?

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Position lights, sometimes called Navigation lights, are the same thing.

In the U.S., 14 CFR Part 91.205 (c)(2) refers to these lights as "position" lights.

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    $\begingroup$ EASA calls them "navigation lights", see e.g. this answer $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Mar 8 at 14:51
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting choice by the FAA as, like many things in aviation, the rules have typically come out of the maritime world. In the US, Title 46 refers to the equivalent lights on vessels as "navigation" lights. Which actually makes more sense as in addition to position, they also convey direction of travel. $\endgroup$
    – Gerry
    Mar 9 at 0:28

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