Memory Aid for Nav Lights

Airplane navigation lights are set up to help other aircraft identify your relative direction. A set of nav lights includes:

  • A red light on the left wing
  • A green light on the right wing
  • A white light on the tail

Here is the only memory aid I know for remembering which color is on which side:

“The green light on a traffic light means go which is the right thing to do”

It is kind of muddled up and doesn’t really make sense but I find it to be adequate for remembering that green is on the right.

Do you know a better memory aid for this? Please email me: and I will share your ideas for this one.

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