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Old 01-01-2018, 04:28 PM
fabricflyer fabricflyer is offline
 
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I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be legal for night or IFR flights don't we have to use TSO'd lights?
Allen
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:14 PM
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I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be legal for night or IFR flights don't we have to use TSO'd lights?
Allen
The FAR actually says "approved" lights. Most interpret that to mean a light that meets the FAA's specifications (brightness, angular coverage, color, etc) but not necessarily TSO'd. It is clear that Christmas tree bulbs are not "approved"!
This is for nav and anti-collision lighting. There is no requirement for landing lights, at all. You do not even need to have them, if you so choose.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:03 PM
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The FAR actually says "approved" lights. Most interpret that to mean a light that meets the FAA's specifications (brightness, angular coverage, color, etc) but not necessarily TSO'd. It is clear that Christmas tree bulbs are not "approved"!
This is for nav and anti-collision lighting. There is no requirement for landing lights, at all. You do not even need to have them, if you so choose.
Bob didn't mean to interfere with the landing light discussion...going to continue this in the General Discussion Thread section.

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