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Last week, AVweb wondered just how many pilots are actually conversant with lightgun signals.

Just over half of those who answered have more than a passing familiarity with lightguns.  41% of the total number of respondents told us they had actually used lightgun signals in a real-world situation.  Another 11% were familiar with lightguns and their use from training.

On the other end of the spectrum, 15% of respondents told us they could identify and explain the signals, even though they've never used lightguns.  Another 22% confessed to not knowing the signals but keeping an aid in the cockpit when they're flying.

A mere 5% of those polled said they don't know the meaning of the signals and don't have a reference for them in their cockpit.

And 7% told us only that they have never used lightguns.


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