The many types og lights on the Piper Warrior always confused me so I decided to set the record straight. I put together this diagram for easy reference. There are four main groups of lights:
- Landing light under the propeller – used when landing
- Anti-collision lights (beacon+strobes) – used when engine is running
- Position or navigation lights – used at night (greenRight and redLeft). The FAA defines (one of the many definitions of night) night as “The time between the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight”.
- Recognition lights at the wing tips.