6
$\begingroup$

can anyone explain to me what "no shoulders along taxiways" means? I know what shoulder markings are, but I don't know how to translate them.

Are there German people? :) Thank you!

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Aviation.SE! The taxiway shoulder markings are placed beyond the taxiway borders to mark unusuable parts of the taxiway. In German you could call it „Rollweg-Randstreifen“. Do you have reference which airport this NOTAM Came from? $\endgroup$ – pcfreakxx Jan 22 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Oh "Rollweg-Randstreifen" sounds good! Here is the full NOTAM: Taxiway A closed for all operations, work in progress on shoulders along edges of RWY; WEF 1 APR until 26... $\endgroup$ – epus Jan 22 at 13:06
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @pcfreakxx I googled it. The actual text might be from students.radiocheck.at/uebersetzungstexte.pdf The document is an exercise book for translating phrases used in radio communications. And the very same document includes this German translation: "Rollweg A für jeden Betrieb gesperrt, Arbeiten auf den Schultern entlang der Pistenränder im Gange; mit Wirkung vom 1. April bis 26. April." Indeed, "shoulder" is "Schulter" in German and the "Straßenschulter" (street shoulder) is the area beneath a paved road. $\endgroup$ – PerlDuck Aug 1 at 12:04
3
$\begingroup$

The NOTAM you copy doesn't mention taxiway shoulders anywhere. It says there is work going on on the shoulders of the runway and apron, and that a taxiway is closed.

As to taxiways not having shoulders, quite possible. The hard shoulder is the area outside the marked road surface, this can sometimes be extremely narrow.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.