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Questions tagged [airport]

Airports are facilities where aircraft usually take off and land

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When and why was runway 07/25 at Kai Tak removed?

Wikipedia states that Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong originally had two runways, both built under Japanese occupation during World War II: ... In 1942, the Japanese army expanded Kai Tak, using many ...
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An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer wants to become an aerospace engineer [closed]

I have a bachelors degree in AME but I want to continue Master's in Aerospace and I'm wondering if it's possible.
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At what position or distance from an airport are you considered to be in the “traffic pattern”

image source In the United States, as an aircraft is approaching or departing a non-towered airport, at what position or distance from the airport are you considered to be in or out of the "traffic ...
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How do stealth aircraft operate from rough or contaminated fields without ruining their paint jobs?

While thinking about the MiG-29’s dedicated rough-field intakes, I started wondering about rough-field operations for other types of combat aircraft, and, naturally, since most new combat aircraft ...
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Is it economically profitable for airports use jetties that use all the airbus A380's 16 exits at the same time [duplicate]

Does it make economic sense or is it economically profitable for airports to build jetties or jetty facilities that use all the airbus A380's 16 exits at the same time. This would be very convinient ...
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Why is this plane circling around the Lucknow airport every day?

Saw this plane circling around Lucknow airport (LKO). This is happening every day. Any idea what is happening?
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How to secure an aircraft at a transient parking space?

I've noticed that at many airports, the transient GA parking spaces often don't have tie-down anchors (e.g. bolts drilled into the pavement; heavy steel cables, etc.) or tie-down ropes. They simply ...
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Why is the TORA of 27R not the same as the TORA of 09L?

09L and 27R are the same runway but just in opposite directions. I've drawn out a diagram and for some reason the TORA for 27R is 18m less? Where has that 18m disappeared? I've been trying to work out ...
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Non-Towered Airport Operation Logs

Do general aviation non-towered airports have to submit any types of logs to the FAA regarding total number of take-offs and landings in a given year? I'm trying to figure out how busy a small ...
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What are the FAA/CS requirements for rubber chocks?

What are the FAA/CS requirements for rubber chocks? Do they include material, manufacturing processes, etc.?
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Marshall signals history

When airport marhall signals have been used for the first time? Wich is the history about these signals? Thank you
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How fast can pushback tugs actually go? (maximum possible speed)

For school, I'm doing a project where we choose a topic about anything, ask questions, and learn about it. I chose my topic as fuel efficiency of airplanes, and one of the things I want to research as ...
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If Floyd Bennett Field failed due to its remoteness and isolation, how has JFK been so successful?

Floyd Bennett Field was built at the end of the 1920s in order to give New York City its own airport and avoid having to rely on Newark; however, despite its superb airport facilities, Floyd Bennett ...
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Is it allowed to exit the runway by opposites High Speed Taxiway?

Is it allowed to exit the runway on a High Speed Taxiway to the opposite side? (see red line in image below). Assume the situation allows it, like airplane limits, airport congestion, weather, etc.
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What do these ramp markings mean at KIFP?

As a pilot, what do I need to know about these ramp markings at KIFP? Are they operationally significant?
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Is there a way for passengers to know which runways their flight will use?

When I fly, I like to see the airport when I take off and land. Is there a way I can know, in advance, which runway the plane is likely to depart/arrive from so I know which side of the plane to sit ...
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Why is there no numbering system for more than three parallel runways?

If an airport has three parallel runways - a good example being Schiphol (EHAM/AMS) - the parallels are usually labeled "left", "center", and "right", and in case of Schiphol they are 18/36 L/C/R. ...
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How are altitudes handled with airports near or above transition altitude?

Transition altitude refers to the altitude above which all altimeters are set to a standard pressure setting (typically 29.92 inHg) instead of to the local surface pressure, and altitudes are given in ...
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How can I calculate which runway to use for landing, based on the wind? [duplicate]

I have a project where the user enters the name of the airport. We fetch the wind direction (degrees) for that airport. Then we use the wind direction and the data about the runways at that airport to ...
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Are airlines responsible for Airport security or Airports concerned or third-parties on terminal-side? [closed]

In Indian Airports, all sort of terminal-side security is done by CISF . They do all the frisking and baggage screening etc. I am concerned more for the terminal-side security rather than airside ...
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Why doesn't a radar-equipped Tower say “radar contact”?

Most/all of the control towers in my area have radar displays, and I know from visits that it shows all the same things as in TRACON miles away--even aircraft on the ground. I hear them occasionally ...
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How is the effect of wind on arrival time handled?

If a commercial plane encounters strong tailwinds, would the pilots set the autopilot for a fixed arrival time (if that is possible), or would it be ok to arrive way ahead of schedule? I imagine ...
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Why is aircraft marshalling still necessary?

I've seen in a documentary that many airports have people guiding the airplanes to the parking spots (marshals). I've also noticed that the key point is to reach a precise spot on which the nose ...
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What FAA regulations govern a US International Airport name change, such as McCarran International to Harry Reed International?

What FAA regulations govern a US International Airport name change, such as McCarran International to Harry Reed International or Las Vegas International Airport? Can the citizenry petition the FAA ...
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In what cases does an airplane return to airport? [closed]

I’m just wondering in what kind of emergency cases an airplane would return to the airport? I am a programmer and security enthusiast — what kind of security issue should I have to find that would ...
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Why in certain airports the windows are blocked while others not? [closed]

In certain airports, like the T1 of MMMX the windows are blocked or semi-blocked while in others are not (MMGL) I understand this could be done to avoid debris hit the windows, but then why?
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Are the jet blast fences positioned other way around in this video?

I was watching the following video, showing a 757 landing on Skiathos, Greece. If you take a look at the 8:26 mark, you'll clearly see that all jet blast fences are ...
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How can we avoid running out of airport abbreviations? [duplicate]

As far as I know, airport name abbreviations are a 3 letter name. For example: MEL for Melbourne/Australia airport LAX for Los Angeles/USA airport YYZ for Toronto/Canada airport And that means all ...
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What is DPI? How is it Useful? And How does it work?

I have heard of DPI (departure planning information) status for a flight. I wanted to know what is this Status for? How is it computed or determined? What are the different status for it if any and ...
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What is Remote Holding and what is the link between Remote Holding and De icing and Off block of flight?

I wanted to know the sequence events before the flight is taxi out to Runway? Can it have a request for Remote Holding ? If so when is it before Off Block ? For Deicing Is it requested before or after ...
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Why does Schiphol airport have such a long taxi way? [duplicate]

I heard that from runway 18R-36L the taxi time is around 20 minutes, I heard that this runway was built and is used mainly to reduce noise pollution, but what reasons are there for the length of the ...
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Reasons for significantly lower than normal approach

Not sure if this is going to be answerable to be honest, as I'm sort of asking for a bit of retroactive mind-reading! But here goes anyway! I was driving along Clifton Drive North, Lytham Saint Annes,...
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Can a private pilot refuel his small private airplane internationally without passing through immigration or customs?

I've been a private pilot for many years, but I have never flown internationally in small private aircraft. I'm about to buy a tiny, high-tech, super-efficient 2-seat airplane that has extended range ...
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Is there a significant difference between the jet blast from Airbus and Boeing?

I am looking up for jet blast data and there are not much information in the net. One of the main references I can found are the Airport Planning of each aircraft. From these can be obtained that the ...
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Is there any combination of two airports that are connected via taxiways?

Are there any 2 (or more) airports that are ground-connected so that e.g. aircraft can taxi between them? Would that be even possible from a definition point of view, having a common area with two ...
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Why does airport security use numbered baskets for my carry-on stuff to be x-rayed? [closed]

I recently flew from TPE and noticed that there, the baskets for the carry-on stuff that gets scanned are numbered: I can't think of any reason why this would be useful. Can anyone explain?
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Are there any airports that require arriving/departing flights to fly under an obstruction?

Are there any airports with approaches and/or departures that require pilots to fly under an obstruction at some point (thus meaning that, for at least a short segment of the approach or departure, ...
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What is the tallest tower (AGL) identified on a sectional chart within the Class-E-to-surface airspace surrounding an airport in the US?

What is the tallest tower (in terms of AGL) identified on a sectional chart within the Class-E-to-surface airspace surrounding an airport in the US? For the purpose of the question, "within the Class-...
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At which airports has the A380 landed?

I can't find a list anywhere (other than regular flights), but I am really interested, which airports have ever handled an A380 flight, including all one-time visits or emergency landings.
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How did this plane get into this position and orientation? [closed]

taken from https://www.google.com/maps/@-33.9418465,151.174248,945m/data=!3m1!1e3 A) Landing from the east, some crosswind and touchdown off center? B) Taking off from the east, some crosswind " C) ...
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What is this airport video?

I was in a car dealership waiting room and saw this video of an airport that was slowly scrolling down the screen (like River Raid). The video is in motion - the cars on the street are moving and ...
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Why are airports in Greece blurred and low res in Google Maps?

Why are airports in Greece blurred and low res in Google Maps?
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Does anyone know what this approach chart symbol is?

Does anyone know what the little “shell” like symbol on the taxi diagram is, under the 2239? Also, what do the little “P”s stand for? One is bolded and the other is not. The 'shell' and the two 'P's ...
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Is there any regulation that force(or recommend) to change flight number in case of flight delay? [duplicate]

I have a question about a flight number of delayed flight. I think that if the daily flight(e.g. OZ9609) is delayed until the following day, there are two flights with a same flight number. In this ...
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Safety regulations for take off spectators around airports?

In a Greek island, an A320 blasted a child ten meters away, during take off. It was with his family outside the airport (Greek src). I wonder what are the regulations, if any, for how much people are ...
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Denver International Airport pneumatic tube systems

Wikipedia says: Denver International Airport uses many pneumatic tube systems, including a 25 cm diameter system for moving aircraft parts to remote concourses, a 10 cm system for United Airlines ...
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Why do airliners have to park so accurately?

I was watching some airport documentary and I noticed that the planes always had to park precisely. I honestly didn't think so much of it before, but in the documentary, an aircraft parked badly ...
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Why are some taxiways named with two characters?

The picture above is a diagram of the Taoyuan Airport, Taipei, and as you can see in the diagram, some taxiways are named with two characters like “NC, NP, WC.” My question is: Is there any good ...
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What Are These Runway Lights For?

I know that the strobe lights that flash in rapid succession of each other indicate the open end of the runway, to help guide pilots in at night. It's obvious the white lights indicating the edges of ...
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Why do budget airlines not use the jetbridge that's right there?

Related to Who decides whether an airline docks at a jetbridge or parks at a remote stand?, but I'm not asking about remote stands. I recently took an easyJet flight (A319/320) from London Gatwick (...