Why Lights at Plane Wings Are Different

Why Lights at Plane Wings Are Different

Do you notice every little detail about your surroundings right away? If yes, then you didn’t miss the fact that all planes have a green light on the end of one wing, and a red one on the other. Why do they have different colors?

Actually, these high-intensity red and green lights, together with a white light located on the tail, are the plane’s navigation lights. The red light is always on the left wingtip, and the green one is always on the right. These navigation lights are on at all times. Apart from navigation lights, planes have red rotating beacon lights installed on the upper and lower fuselage. Let’s find out what they are for!

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How pilots avoid any chance of collision 0:38
Red blinking light 1:08
Taxi lights 1:29
White strobe lights fitted at the wingtips 1:59

Why are there white spiral marks on airplane engines? 2:24
Why are there holes in airplane windows? 2:57
Why are there hooks on the wings? 3:28
Is it possible to get extra space on a plane? 4:02
Why are the lights dimmed during take-off and landing? 4:30
Why do planes leave white trails in the sky? 5:02
Can a plane door open mid-flight? 5:27
Is it safe to fly in lightning? 6:01
Why are seats and windows not lined up on some planes? 6:25
What’s the safest seat on an airplane? 6:55
Why do flight attendants touch the overhead compartment so often? 7:17
Where do flight attendants nap on a plane? 7:39

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– Let’s say, a helicopter’s pilot sees red and white lights in front of them at night. This lets them know there’s a plane passing from right to left. Green and white means the plane is flying from left to right.
– When the red blinking light is on, it’s a warning for the ground crew and other planes that the engines are about to start, and it’s dangerous to come near.
– And just like a car, a plane has headlights that help the pilot see the runway during landing and take off.
– Seeing the hypnotizing swirl on jet engines prompts the ground staff to stay away.
– The outer pane bears the most pressure, and the hole in the middle one helps regulate the pressure difference to make sure passengers don’t experience a lack of oxygen.
– There’s a magic button near the hinge under the armrest closest to the aisle that will make your trip instantly much more comfortable. After pressing it, you can freely move that armrest up, making it parallel to the back of your seat.
– When a plane takes off or lands at night or dusk, the cabin crew wants your eyes to get adjusted to the darkness. Usually, it takes up to 30 minutes to fully adjust to a dark setting.
– Can a plane door open mid-flight? If, for some reason, this question worries you when your plane is about to take off, then let me put your fears to rest – it’s impossible.
– Statistics say that lightning still hits every commercial plane once a year. But in most cases, this leaves a plane with only minor damage, like a scorch mark on its surface.
– Actually, all commercial airplanes are designed with seats and windows perfectly aligned. But when a specific airline buys a plane, it’s up to them to decide how many seats it’ll have.
– Most airlines insist that there is no safest seat. But the statistics of airplane crashes supports the idea that it’s at the back.
– Many airliners have secret, windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew that include from 6 to 10 bunks.

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  1. The upper fuselage beacon is still called a beacon from the original design of being just that rotating beacons. Modern day aircraft and some older aircraft are retro fitted with higher intensity strobes….some newer fleets may even be LED. The newer design also can increase the flash rate. The flashing design is deliberate to draw attention to the light rather then having a steady light even though the aircraft is moving. There is usually a lower and upper beacon/strobe. The exception might be military aircraft to reduce being seen by the enemy. Even though the newer ones are mostly strobes the “Beacon” term has carried over the years.

    Some aircraft (Southwest) and possibly other airlines have a weird landing light arrangement. They are on the leading edge of the wing but have a alternative flash pattern in that the lending lights have a flasher relay built in to allow left-right-left flash…….yes same concept as the police vehicles headlights……you know who you are….

    Airliners can also have a option to order “Logo Lights”. Basically a floodlight that shines either down from the tail or up from the elevator to illuminate the carriers tail logo.

  2. 8m 37 sec? Green is right, Red is left wing. Helps when seeing planes at night visually and u know what direction the plane is going/facing.

  3. Hello, my dad is a pilot when u said a pilot uses landing lights for making turn well you are kinda wrong they get turned on when you are lined up on the runway then you take off