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24 September 2017


Guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) transiting the Atlantic Ocean on 14 Sept 2017—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class Ryan Utah Kledzik

Navy SEAL team members training in maritime interdiction vessel boarding—USAF photo by Tech Sgt Gregory Brook

Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Milky Way—DoD photo by MSgt Russ Scalf

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 September 2017 01:20

    LED lights have been a game changer. Lots of light and very little energy consumption. One of the Cessna 337 Skymaster guys in Michigan hung every kind of FAA approved light on his airplane that he could.

    Is it adequate precaution against collision avoidance? Judge for yourself.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      24 September 2017 09:08

      That aircraft certainly cannot be missed with all that stroboscopic effect happening. LEDs–how did we ever get along without them?

      • 25 September 2017 01:09

        The newly finished Tweetsie Trail (Google it) is in front of my house. It is part of the Rails to Trails project, built along the roadbed of the old ET&WNC (Tweetsie) railroad. I have noticed many of the bike riders are using all kinds of LED lighting, including turn signals. As with aircraft, a blinking light is more noticeable than a fixed unblinking light.

        There is an added advantage in addition to low battery drain: they are BRIGHT and most are good for as much as 30,000 hours.

      • travelforaircraft permalink*
        25 September 2017 21:35

        One advantage of LEDs, electronics and batteries–small packages executing wonderful technology. I’m not sure but too powerful a strobe tends to be hard not to look at and, as humans, we are wired to go to where we are looking.

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