Airport Markings

Airport Markings

Airports come in all shapes and sizes. Some have long, hard-surfaced runways while others have short, grass runways. Airport pavement markings and signs provide information useful to pilots during takeoff, landing, and taxiing. Uniformity in airport markings and signs from one airport to another enhances safety and improves efficiency. 

Airport Lighting System

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 Runway Edge Lights - white lights located just beyond the edge of the runways surface

 Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) - a pair of synchronized flashing lights located on each side of the runway threshold

 Runway Centerline Lights - are embedded lights, 50 feet apart, in the centerline of runways

 Visual Approach Slope Indicator Lights (VASI) - to assist pilots in maintaining a typical glide path to the touchdown area of the runway

 Approach Lighting System (ALS) - transitioning from instrument flight to visual cues

 Runway Threshold Lights - a row of green lights that identify the landing threshold

 Touchdown Zone Lighting (TDZL) - to indicate the landing area when landing

 Taxiway Centerline Lead Off-On Lights - visual guidance to pilots exiting-entering the runway

 Taxiway Edge Lights - outline the edges of taxiways around the airport

 Taxiway Centerline Lights - steady burning green lights located along the taxiway centerline

 Runway Guard Lights - off to the sides of the taxiway, or a line of embedded yellow lights in the pavement

 Stop Bar Lights - a row of red, unidirectional, steady-burning in-pavement lights installed across the entire taxiway at the runway holding position

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