Non-Radio

 

 

The Luton Minor in its basic form is often non-radio - the engines usually have no generator & therefore cannot charge a battery to provide a constant supply.  Many Luton pilots install handheld transceivers in the aeroplane when they need to talk to radio stations.  But you can (given the right airspace & weather conditions) still enjoy non-radio flight & hear nothing but the roar of the engine & the rush of the wind on your face in this wonderful machine!  Here's a list of light signals you could expect to receive from a control tower.......

On The Ground In The Air
Flashing Red Taxi Clear of landing area (runway in use) Flashing Red Airport unsafe - do not land
Steady Red STOP Steady Red Give way to other aircraft and continue circling
Flashing Green Cleared To Taxi Flashing Green Return To Land (to be followed by "Cleared To Land" signal when appropriate)
Steady Green Cleared for Takeoff Steady Green Cleared To Land
Flashing White Return to starting point on airfield Flashing White not used
Alternating Red & Green General Warning Signal - Exercise extreme caution Alternating Red & Green General Warning Signal - Exercise extreme caution