Now that I'm back in the schoolhouse for a bit sans flight kit, I've been shopping around for a new 121 compliant 'torch.'
I still carry my 2 D cell maglite. My manual says 2 D cell or equivalent. We only do Canada for international stuff but I can see this being a potential problem in other countries.I haven’t carried a D cell in years. You can’t even take a 2 D cell or bigger maglite into MEX as they consider it a weapon.
I don’t think the reg says 2 D cell. It just says a flashlight in good working order. I think the airlines just adopted the at least 2 D cell flashlight.Yes I believe that the two D cell reg is a bit outdated.
I know that is still says that but with modern LEDs I think you can have a super bright light that runs on AAAs.
I don think anyone would try to enforce that unless you do a negligent walk around.
Just buy something that will work for you and in your price range.