N766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8504 posts, RR: 23 Posted (12 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
Is there a specific reason for the number of bars on a runways end? I've seen anywhere from 6-12 bars (3 on each side or 6 on each side) at major airports and only 4 at smaller ones. I'm sure there's a reason but could someone fill me in? (And I'm not talking about the bars farther down the runway)
TzMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 137 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
The number of bars at the end of runways tell a pilot how wide the runways are. I'm sure someone who flies bigger birds that I do (I can't remember because my Cessna 152 would fit on any runway, heh...) can tell you exactly what they mean in terms of how many bars = how many feet, etc.