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Do you need a rotating beacon if you have strobes?

If I were to replace my left nav light with a SkyBeacon ADS-B + strobe, could I remove the rotating beacon at the top of the tail?
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Are helicopter searchlights fixed or movable?

Can the helicopter crew move the helicopter searchlights or are they always fixed at a specific location on the helicopter? They are used by rescue helicopters mostly but I am not sure if crew can ...
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Are aircraft being fitted with brighter anti-collision lights?

I live and work near to DFW airport. Yesterday, I noticed an inbound jet with obviously brighter strobes (anti-collision lights) than any other jet I've seen before. (I believe this was an American ...
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What aircraft has a single constant orange light? [closed]

I live under a fly path in Oldham near Manchester and I see planes passing by every day/night as they approach the airport. However today around 21.20 I have seen something different too. A plane ...
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What's the red light in the left wing of a N.A. T-6 for?

There's a yearly flight show near my location, and there's always this North American T-6 (D-FUKK): Today, I noticed that there's a single white light in the leading edge of the right wing, but a ...
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What aircraft has this pattern of white strobe lights?

Just two nights ago, my brother and I noticed a weird flashing light in the night sky out in the countryside. We regularly observe by naked eye aircraft flying by, as well as satellites, and this ...
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Is it unusual for an aircraft to flash its landing lights in sequence?

Walking this evening I looked up and saw a plane which I assumed was on approach to Liverpool John Lennon. When I looked carefully I could see that as well as the anti-collision strobes it was ...
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Is it a mistake or standard procedure to lit the landing lights only on very short final?

Yesterday I was spotting at Barcelona International (LEBL). I noticed that at least two airliners were approaching with their landing lights OFF, just to light them on very short final (about 0.4NM ...
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MD81: Why are there so many lights on the fuselage?

Looking at this photo I can see lots of lights on the fuselage of this MD81. It can't be a reflection, can it? Source: Airliners.net Why are there so many lights?
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Airplane Strobe Light Pattern? [duplicate]

I saw this question on Google Plus and it seems to be a good question to put here. Is there a flash pattern for the strobe lights? I think I've read that Airbus has ~2 flashes/sec and Boeing has ~...
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What is the diffference between landing lights, taxi lights and external lights? [duplicate]

A comment on this website along with an answer for the same question added confusion to my mind. Before reading this, I thought taxi lights and landing lights were the same, which seems to be true is ...
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Do anti-collision lights in aircraft lose intensity over time?

Do anti-collision lights installed in aircraft lose their intensity over time and need to be replaced every few hundred hours of operation?