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Old 10-01-2019, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question External Lighting operation

What is the standard procedure for operating the external lighting in the F-16?

Anti-Collision: When are they turned on and what are the different flash modes used for?
Flash/Steady: When is flash or steady used?
Wing/Tail/Fuselage: When are these turned on?

The formation lights and master covert seem self explanatory.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:23 PM   #2
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it depends on every squadron or airforce SOP

e.g during Leak check the nav lights are steady after internal and external check complete the nav lights return to flash ....during taxi and positioning for takeoff the nav lights could flash

In addition to the lights console block50, CCIP has the ability to change the pattern of a strobe light in order during some specific operations to know each member is without to communicate

e.g the leader strobes one time every one sec , wingman 2 strobes every one-sec number three-member three strobes every one sec

https://youtu.be/17ntWkM-O_4?t=27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLWgtNh0jRE

i could add some code how the lights work
one stobe
StrobeOnTime 0.025 sec
StrobeOffTime 1.5 sec
WingFlashOnTime 0.5 sec
WingFlashOffTime 0.25 sec

or
two strobes
StrobeOnTime 0.025 sec
StrobeOffTime 0.75 sec
StrobeOnTime 0.025 sec
StrobeOffTime 0.75 sec
WingFlashOnTime 0.5 sec
WingFlashOffTime 0.25 sec

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Old 10-01-2019, 09:16 PM   #3
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In the Norwegian air force. For ground ops the lights are steady when it's safe for ground personnel to approach the aircraft, flashing when it's unsafe.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:31 AM   #4
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Is there been a timeframe announced as to when the anti-collision / formation lights will be implemented?
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:54 AM   #5
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Is there been a timeframe announced as to when the anti-collision / formation lights will be implemented?
Alas, no.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:46 AM   #6
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Alas, no.
Damn! It’s early dark out there, especially on the NTTR map. Thanks!
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