E170/175/190 strobes...daaaaang!

aa73

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Are they supercharged with turbo neon gas or something? Could you guys maybe hold off on turning those on at night until you get out on the runway and not RIGHT WHEN the controller tells you "position and hold?" We now have permanent flash damage on the rear cockpit bulkhead of N394AA thanks to Jetblue strobe paranoia.

Yeah, I know.... runway safety, the USAir/Skywest LAX deal, etc.... it all makes sense but a little judgment, compromise and common sense go a long way. Such as, when nobody's landing on JFK 31L (only 31R), maybe you could wait till you get lined up? That way, your strobes are still on while on the runway to alert an approaching aircraft's incorrect 31L lineup while respecting the night vision of those
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Yup, those suckers are hyped up on something. I hold off on killing your night vision until cleared to go, unless i have a special visitor bringing the head count up front to three. Some people just can't be reasoned with....
 

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If an airport ever loses their runway end lights, you can just replace them with E-jet strobes.

You ever try sleeping in the back of an E-jet when the window seat won't shut the shade? It's like a nightclub back there.
 

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You can always tell when you are following one down an arrival or approach. Hell, you can almost see them in the clouds.
 

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At ASA our checklist doesn't have us turn the strobes on til after being cleared for T/O
 

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At ASA our checklist doesn't have us turn the strobes on til after being cleared for T/O
Incorrect sir. We need the strobes on whenever on or crossing an active runway. There's my dork moment for the night...
 

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At ASA our checklist doesn't have us turn the strobes on til after being cleared for T/O
Incorrect-

Anytime at night of low vis, position and hold-or crossing an active, it is recommended to have the strobes on.

-It really is a good idea-keeps the controller from forgetting there is an aircraft on the runway, and landging traffic will definitely see you as well.

This kind of stuff may be mildly irritating sometimes, but it has and will again save lives.
 

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Incorrect sir. We need the strobes on whenever on or crossing an active runway. There's my dork moment for the night...
50% for you sir....we need them on when crossing an active runway .... "with an aircraft in position for takeoff".

But if you'd like to "err" on the side of caution, I'm all for that. :beer:
 

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Incorrect-

Anytime at night of low vis, position and hold-or crossing an active, it is recommended to have the strobes on.

-It really is a good idea-keeps the controller from forgetting there is an aircraft on the runway, and landging traffic will definitely see you as well.

This kind of stuff may be mildly irritating sometimes, but it has and will again save lives.
You are totally wrong....now you're just making sh!t up
 

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Yeah, I know.... runway safety, the USAir/Skywest LAX deal, etc.... it all makes sense but a little judgment, compromise and common sense go a long way. Such as, when nobody's landing on JFK 31L (only 31R), maybe you could wait till you get lined up? That way, your strobes are still on while on the runway to alert an approaching aircraft's incorrect 31L lineup while respecting the night vision of those
behind you.
:crying::crying::crying:

"Remind me to make a post about those strobes on flightinfo when I get to the hotel."
 
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nOBODY gives a *poopy* about the crj strobes triple niple seven

this is an eeeeeeeeee emmmm beeee juan nytey diskushun

yes they are berry birte
 

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They're powered by the tears of better qualified mainline pilots...
 
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lol that is awesome

but the better qualified mainline pilots let it happen
 

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They're powered by the tears of better qualified mainline pilots...
that's funny. Yeah I don't know why more people don't wait till they're cleared for takeoff.

Some places have them on the checklist but exercise a little discretion- turn everything on except strobes and then flick it when you power up.

Course if you know Ogjets is behind you, then have at it. Turn em on early.
 

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It really varies by airline. UAL, Jetblue, DAL all get that stuff on when cleared into position. AA and CAL turn them on with takeoff clearance. Usually it's no big deal... I never really paid attention until this week with the Jetblue E190 at night. I only brought it up because those are the brightest strobes I've ever seen by far. (The 777 comes close.)

For the record I do believe it's safer to have the strobes on while on the runway. Past accidents confirm this. Just a little discretion and awareness if you do fly this type of aircraft goes a long way. As I mentioned, a good compromise would be to turn them on once you are lined up on centerline, this way they are shining behind you (where it matters most.)

Not sure why some here are turning this into a regional/mainline issue... last I checked, the E jets are flown by both...
 

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I have an idea, don't stare at the strobes when they're turned on. Anything that lights up an aircraft on an active runway at busy, and for that matter less busy airports as well, is a good idea.
 
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