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Flashlights

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by bimmerphile, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCritical™ Member

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    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.'
    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Paid to sleep, fly for fun

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    All the mechs I work with swear by Streamlight.
     
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  3. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    There is a 121 non-compliant flashlight?
     
  4. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    My guess would be non D cell or equivalent.
     
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  5. bike21

    bike21 Stabilizer Motion

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  6. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. cactusjuba

    cactusjuba Well-Known Member

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    Well since light is measured by lumens, not battery size, new LED lightweights be mo bettah.
     
  8. Der_Meister

    Der_Meister Well-Known Member

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    I have a colman one I got at wallmart. The best thing about it is i can twist it and it disconnects itself from the batteries. No more lighting up the inside of my flight kit.
     
  9. Jordan93

    Jordan93 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. m77y

    m77y Well-Known Member

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    I carry a small led one that I got off Amazon for like $15. It's roughly the size of a chapstick and is fairly bright
     
  11. Skåning

    Skåning Well-Known Member

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    oops, i thought this thread was gonna be about FleshLights
     
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  12. Rodger Wilco

    Rodger Wilco Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. guywhoflies

    guywhoflies Y'NO WUT IM SAYIN

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  14. bLizZuE

    bLizZuE Learning to Fly FiFi

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    mini maglite LED
     
  15. Jordan93

    Jordan93 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    I have this one

    https://www.amazon.com/UC35-Recharg...D=61uGzj7I1jL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=detail

    At the time it was one of the few using the standard 18650 battery integrated into a rechargeable flashlight. It uses the standard micro USB plug which is available anywhere.

    The spread is perfect for walk arounds and is very bright at level 4 or 5.

    I also have this one which is similar in operation but the spread is less making it less suitable on the road even though it is physically smaller.

    https://www.amazon.com/MH20-Recharg...pons&keywords=18650+flashlight+nitecore&psc=1
     
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  17. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

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    I assumed everyone just used their cellphone.
     
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  18. L-16B

    L-16B Well-Known Member

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    When you flow to mainline you’re actually going to have to do walkarounds again.
     
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  19. mad2fly

    mad2fly Well-Known Member

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    We have a 2 D cell and a 3 D cell flashlight in the cockpit but when I want light I use this. I really like that it is micro USB rechargeable and I keep a spare charged cell with me.

    http://www.foursevens.com/products/MMR-X-AF

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
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