Aircraft Wing lights?

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Bluepe » Fri, 04 May 2007 14:40:25



OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
left and which is right... help.

Thanks.

Lance

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Nigel Heathe » Fri, 04 May 2007 15:18:20


International standard navigation lights

Port is Red, Starboard is Green

(Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

Cheers,

Nigel


Quote:
> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
> left and which is right... help.

> Thanks.

> Lance


 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by willsha » Fri, 04 May 2007 16:48:33


Quote:

> International standard navigation lights

> Port is Red, Starboard is Green

> (Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

> Cheers,

> Nigel

Yep, Port wine is red.

Quote:



>> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>> left and which is right... help.

>> Thanks.

>> Lance

--

Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Blue » Fri, 04 May 2007 16:51:59


Quote:


>> International standard navigation lights

>> Port is Red, Starboard is Green

>> (Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

>> Cheers,

>> Nigel

> Yep, Port wine is red.



>>> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>>> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>>> left and which is right... help.

>>> Thanks.

>>> Lance    

There is no red port wine left

--
Kevin (Bluey)
"I'm not young enough to know everything."


 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by fran » Fri, 04 May 2007 22:20:55


    I remember waaaayyy back when I was learning to fly, I never could
remember the 'red port wine left', so a friend told me, which I still
think of today, 'the big words (right-green) & the little words (left-
red) go together'.


Quote:


> >> International standard navigation lights

> >> Port is Red, Starboard is Green

> >> (Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

> >> Cheers,

> >> Nigel

> > Yep, Port wine is red.



> >>> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
> >>> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
> >>> left and which is right... help.

> >>> Thanks.

> >>> Lance    

> There is no red port wine left

> --
> Kevin (Bluey)
> "I'm not young enough to know everything."


> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Rufu » Sat, 05 May 2007 00:18:33


...not only is port wine red, but both "port" and "left" are each
spelled with four letters.

--
      - Rufus

Quote:

>     I remember waaaayyy back when I was learning to fly, I never could
> remember the 'red port wine left', so a friend told me, which I still
> think of today, 'the big words (right-green) & the little words (left-
> red) go together'.




>>>>International standard navigation lights

>>>>Port is Red, Starboard is Green

>>>>(Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

>>>>Cheers,

>>>>Nigel

>>>Yep, Port wine is red.



>>>>>OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>>>>>the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>>>>>left and which is right... help.

>>>>>Thanks.

>>>>>Lance    

>>There is no red port wine left

>>--
>>Kevin (Bluey)
>>"I'm not young enough to know everything."


>>- Show quoted text -

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Stephen Tonton » Sat, 05 May 2007 00:31:13


I don't know why this helps... but right is red is wrong. The
alliteration I guess.

--Stephen

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Jay » Sat, 05 May 2007 01:38:02



Quote:
> I don't know why this helps... but right is red is wrong. The
> alliteration I guess.

> --Stephen

"Red - Right - Return" means the plane/boat is headed directly toward
you...

Jay B

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Pip Mos » Sat, 05 May 2007 03:30:57




Quote:

>> I don't know why this helps... but right is red is wrong. The
>> alliteration I guess.

>> --Stephen

> "Red - Right - Return" means the plane/boat is headed directly toward
> you...

> Jay B

"Red - Right - Return" also means keep the red buoys to your right when
heading back into harbor.

Pip Moss

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by PaPaPen » Sat, 05 May 2007 05:30:52


Quote:

>OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>left and which is right... help.

>Thanks.

>Lance

My quick ref is that you can pass on my right (green)
 
 
 

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Post by eyebal » Sat, 05 May 2007 10:50:33



Quote:
> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
> left and which is right... help.

> Thanks.

> Lance

I always remember it politically..."left wingers" were called reds...
 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by no.. » Sat, 05 May 2007 13:24:42



Quote:

> > OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
> > the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
> > left and which is right... help.

> > Thanks.

> > Lance

> I always remember it politically..."left wingers" were called reds...

"The red port wine was left on the table"............pilot training, 1964.
 
 
 

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Post by Bluepe » Sun, 06 May 2007 00:05:04


Thank you, everyone!  As usual I got a lot of help!

Lance


Quote:

>> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>> left and which is right... help.

>> Thanks.

>> Lance

>I always remember it politically..."left wingers" were called reds...

 
 
 

Aircraft Wing lights?

Post by Greg Reynol » Thu, 17 May 2007 12:31:05


I also use the "long word / short word" method to remember.

Right = Starboard = Green (long)
Left = Port = Red (short)

(Works for Republican, Conservative , Democrat and Liberal, too! )

My father, ex Navy and model RC builder, taught me another variation.

"Red Right Return".

If you see the nav lights on a vehicle (boat or airplane), and the red
light is on your right, it is returning to you.

The same mnemonic works for sailing. If you are returning to port,
keep the red channel markers on your right.

Greg


Quote:

>    I remember waaaayyy back when I was learning to fly, I never could
>remember the 'red port wine left', so a friend told me, which I still
>think of today, 'the big words (right-green) & the little words (left-
>red) go together'.




>> >> International standard navigation lights

>> >> Port is Red, Starboard is Green

>> >> (Port is LEFT as you are facing forward).

>> >> Cheers,

>> >> Nigel

>> > Yep, Port wine is red.



>> >>> OK, I know that there is a green light on one wing and a red light on
>> >>> the other.  I will be darned if I can find a reference as to which is
>> >>> left and which is right... help.

>> >>> Thanks.

>> >>> Lance    

>> There is no red port wine left

>> --
>> Kevin (Bluey)
>> "I'm not young enough to know everything."


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