jamesbuk
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Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:58 am

Hi guys and girls,

Can someone please explain all the runway markings, I understand the numbers are the runways heading and the 2 solid lines are the ILS landing point but the others i have no idea so can someone please explain.

Thanks in advacne

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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:30 am

 
AirWillie6475
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:05 am

Basically you have 2 types of runways, precision and non-precision. Non-precision is basically a runway that is used for visual approaches and can be very basic with just the runway numbers on it. Precision runways are used for instrument approaches and must have a few features such as the touchdown zone(the parallel lines at the first part of the runway), an aiming point(the two thick white lines), threshold and runway distance numbers.
 
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:09 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 2):
Basically you have 2 types of runways, precision and non-precision.

You may want to check the link....there are in fact three types of runways that can have different markings.

I believe there are non-precision approaches that are more than just visual approaches. Not totally sure, but aren't VOR approaches non-precision?
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 3):
I believe there are non-precision approaches that are more than just visual approaches. Not totally sure, but aren't VOR approaches non-precision?

Yes a VOR approach is non-precision.

Your precision approaches will provide a glideslope of some sort and include:
ILS, MLS, PAR

Non-precision approaches provide no glideslop information, and include:
LOC, VOR, VOR-DME, TACAN, GPS, NDB, ASR, BC, LDA, and SDF.

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AirWillie6475
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:32 am

Well you are right there's also the visual runways like grass and dirt strips. They don't have vertical position guidance like the others do.
 
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 4):
Yes a VOR approach is non-precision.

The non-precision approaches can usually get you down to about 700 feet. Precision approaches can get you down to 300 feet or even less.
 
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:09 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 5):
Well you are right there's also the visual runways like grass and dirt strips. They don't have vertical position guidance like the others do.

There are paved visual runways as well, and they even have markings. It's all described in the AIM, linked by the first reply.
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:42 am

Let's see if the FAA allows hot linking:



Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 4):

Your precision approaches will provide a glideslope of some sort

In studying for the IFR exam, I see numerous references to nonpresicion approaches with vertical guidance--is this just when the localizer isn't aligned with the runway or something, or is their special equipment?
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:48 pm

Here's the real skinny, the AIM doesn't have jack on this:

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff.../media/150-5340-1J/150_5340_1j.pdf
 
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:55 pm

Quoting Onetogo (Reply 1):

Very Educational link.
Thanks for sharing.
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:09 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 5):
Well you are right there's also the visual runways like grass and dirt strips. They don't have vertical position guidance like the others do.

Also waterways...in places where seaplanes have to land at land-based airports. I'd love to see markings on one of those  Wink
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onetogo
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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:57 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Very Educational link.
Thanks for sharing.

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RE: Runway Marking Help?!?!

Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:44 am

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 9):
Here's the real skinny, the AIM doesn't have jack on this

Boeing 7E7 reference to the FAA Advisory Circular on "Standard Airport Runway Markings" is the complete resource for U.S. airport runway/taxiway markings.
http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff.../media/150-5340-1J/150_5340_1j.pdf
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