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Russell Holton
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Re: Strobing Runway Lights
      12/20/17 04:28 PM

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I think you've got your ivory tower engineer glasses on, Russell.



I don't think so. I think it's more procedural/legal than anything.

Again, I ask who made the decision for allowing the use of nvg in that environment without any assurance that the lights would always be visible to nvg? That sounds to me like the first link in a accident chain.

The whole point of specs is so it will work in away that people have come to rely on.


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Engineers aren't limited to just blindly following specs, or at least companies that design equipment for an intended purpose shouldn't exclusively rely on such cramped engineering.



There's that word "should". I think an opposing attorney would tear that apart. I find it hard to believe the courts would hold someone responsible for something that isn't written down in a contract or specifications. I'm not sure as this falls into the area of "reasonably foreseen".

Let me ask - what is the point of nvg and why are they being used in this situation? For the military, it's part of stealth. For for civilians?


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Using a bit of brain power, and consultation with users (i.e., helicopter pilots who work down low a considerable amount of their flight hours, often in the dark and often with NVGs),



I had a interesting conversation over a company dinner last night. This person had connection with aviation. (I forget the details other than they got to see the future.) When I brought up this subject, she indicate that for the wind turbines on the North Shore, the community didn't want them lit at night. The military said to add IR reflective tape the entire length and call it good. They didn't even want any IR lights as they said it would just blind them.

So, there you go. Another user who wanted it differently.

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* Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY] 12/15/17 04:25 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/18/17 09:27 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/18/17 12:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Ralph Jones   12/15/17 06:25 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Jeff Hartmann CIC   12/15/17 06:23 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dunham (RDU)   12/15/17 08:27 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/15/17 10:15 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/15/17 11:12 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Bob Dubner   12/16/17 12:16 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/18/17 06:08 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Gil Buettner [KAUW]   12/18/17 05:39 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 01:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/19/17 02:31 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 08:04 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/19/17 08:34 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Bob Dubner   12/21/17 01:36 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/23/17 10:27 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/24/17 06:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   12/25/17 10:02 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/25/17 02:06 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Tom Charlton   12/25/17 12:35 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/25/17 07:20 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 09:48 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 04:28 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 05:29 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Nancy Zeitlin [HPN]   12/20/17 11:47 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 04:07 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ward Miller POU-NY   12/20/17 05:40 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 09:17 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   12/20/17 04:24 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 04:37 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 05:33 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 06:28 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Randy Sohn   12/15/17 08:57 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/15/17 06:20 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ray Tackett   12/15/17 05:19 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/15/17 06:32 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ray Tackett   12/15/17 08:13 PM

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