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Odd Type Runway - No Marks.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2313 times:


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The Above Pic has an odd type Runway with no Markings.Is this rare.
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MEL


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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Not rare at all. Alot of grass strips don't have any type of markings at all. I'm sure another A.NET member will be able to give you more info.

User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Well, AFAIK, most, if not all private strips have no markings. In Sydney's Bankstown training area, there's a small private strip that has no marking. Yet it's paved.

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineCitation501sp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

THis is pretty common in the US where alot of people have private grass strips. Sometimes these grass strips have runway lights but not very often. But what you see here is what to look for in a small grass strip.

Since nearly all of the time it is a private owned and private use airport most regulations don't apply. i.e. I don't think they maintain the 250 foot from centerline object free zone. But since its a private airport they don't have too.

501SP



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Dont FAA have certain rules for such Airports.
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MEL



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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Nope. The FAA is not really that concerned over what you do with your own little grass strip. Many of them are not even maked on sectional charts. Assuming they are in compliance with other local laws, a person can do what ever they choose with thier property. I aspire to have one myself, someday.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Thats Interesting.
Wouldn't Flying an Aircraft come under certain rule then why not a runway.
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MEL



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

It's kind of tough to put markings on a grass strip. You couldn't paint the markings on, they wouldn't last. About the only two ways would be to dig out the grass, down to the dirt, to form your numbers, or, at least in the summer, keep a goodly supply of Roundup on hand  Big grin.

As for the the FAA's relationship with small/private/grass strips, while they keep some sort of file on them, they aren't as concerned with these strips as they are about larger, public use facilities.

Somewhere I've got more info, I'll root around for it.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

The most common type of markings for a grass strip is usually white or other colored tires or sticks. If the lateral boundaries are not determined by trees, etc, the tires or sticks help identify the boundaries. I guess you could always burn the numbers in, but that would be a pain, and ooops, there goes the whole strip.


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

In checking my FAA Advisory Circular files, I'm not seeing anything official that dictates or suggests how such a field should be marked. Since such fields are not FAA-regulated, they become non-standard, use at your own risk facilities.

I have heard of the white tire method of outlining, and while that may be the most common, and probably the least expensive way to do it, there are other ways, and I'm sure some some strip owners have become rather inventive in their methods.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

So is there an ATC out here too or just Land & T/O when you like  Smile
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MEL



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2615 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

No ATC, it's the guy's backyard. He is most likely the only one that uses it. BTW many small public airstrips don't have ATC. When you want to take off or land you declare your intentions over the assigned frequency and use your own Mark II eyeballs to see if anyone else is were you intend to go.

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