Formation Lights (for military aircraft)

Hello everyone!
For those who don’t know, formation lights are lights that are used by military planes to increase visibility in low-vis situations. These look like white or green strips along the body or tail.

In IF, these are automatically turned on when the either APU is turned on, or when the engines are on. However, the reason I am making this feature request is to add the ability to turn them on and off manually, just like the other lights.

This could probably be achieved by adding a button in the Lights section, along with nav lights, landing lights, etc.

Thanks for taking a look at my topic! I haven’t found anything related to it so this should not be a duplicate.

voted, would love this !!

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Great idea! Voted :D

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@DarkspoulYT @Skyler.Cooper Thanks for voting, I appreciate it!

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…this is one of the things I would love to see but just know that IF won’t add.

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do you have a source for how you know that IF “wont” add this ??

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Just past experience. Considering we don’t even have taxi lights yet. 🫠

But I’ll vote. Because they look freaking cool.

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Well when improved lighting which is confirmed in the works comes along, im sure the lighting will all be changed and adapted for all the different types of lighting we will have. So dont count out anything !! There is plenty of time and things are only going to get better !!!

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Yeah lol. Sure. Is project metal the project that includes improved lighting that you are talking about?

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Project metal is the project to update the base code of IF, improved and dynamic lighting is just a feature that is now possible with the progress they have made with the project, no one knows when the project will be complete but it isnt a one time thing, its being worked on all the time

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Ok. Thanks. We will see I guess. We haven’t had a (publicly announced) update on that for a solid 2 years but maybe magically next year we will see formation lights in the game 🤷‍♂️

Who knows…

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we already have them, this is for having the ability to turn them on and off

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Bumping the topic!

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Topic bump!

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Bumping the topic

Great idea ! I’ll clear a vote.

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Extra realism, I support this. I ran out of votes sadly

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Topic bump! I still think that this would be a great addition!

Some lights on the F-18E
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