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Is there a standard for required repainting of worn runway markings? In USA

Is there an FAA regulation or advisory circular covering the allowable wear, fading, or weathering of runway markings? I can find many FAA standards for the paint of fresh new runway markings, but I ...
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What is the best time to run runway friction tests? [closed]

When is the best time to run runway friction tests? And what is the optimum temperature to run them?
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Why do most U.S. cities with multiple airports try to concentrate airline operations at just one airport instead of spreading out the load?

Many large metropoles around the world have multiple major airports with commercial airline service: London, famously, has six (EGLL, EGLC, EGKK, EGSS, EGGW, EGMC),1 although the latter four are far ...
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Who is legally responsible for tiedown ropes?

When an airport has tie downs listed on their official FAA record, who is responsible for the ropes/chains. Is there any federal regulation or legal precedent for this or is it a case-by-case ...
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Is there a database containing detailed information about airfields and runways?

Does an electronic database containing the various civil runways in a given region of the world exists? Maybe even categorized by type (e.g., grass vs asphalt), length, if controlled or not, etc. If ...
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What exactly is an FBO and what services are provided?

To most non-U.S. pilots who have little or no experience flying in the U.S., the concept of a FBO is not very well understood. What exactly is a FBO and what are the services that it can provide? I'...
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What geographic reference system do airport towers use?

What geographic reference system (WGS84, EGM96, EGM2008 etc.) do airport towers use when measuring things like aiport elevation and current QNH for airport? Is there even a commonly accepted one ...
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How does an airliner adjust and move exactly over the coloured lines before stopping in front of the jetways?

How does an airliner adjust and move exactly over the coloured lines before stopping in front of the jetways?
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Where can I find airport diagrams for the Philippines?

I would like to have airport map, just like the one that pilots can see when they are taxiing. Is it possible to get such a map, even if you are not a pilot? Perhaps there are applications which a ...
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How can pilots differentiate runways and taxiways during landing?

There have been many incidents where pilots landed or attempted to land the aircraft on a wrong surface (for example Continental 1883 and Air Canada 759). Are there any tips for pilots to avoid that? ...
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Which airport is the busiest general aviation airport in the world?

Which airport in the world has the highest amount of flight training and general aviation traffic? I am wondering for year-long traffic totals rather than temporary spikes in traffic due to airshows ...
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What is this abandoned airport between Montague and Rothbury, Michigan?

It appears to have had two intersecting paved runways, each very roughly 2000 feet long (give or take); the one that runs closer to north-south is still legibly numbered as runway 17/35, but the other ...
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Anyone recognize this airport?

I found this image on boldmethod. Where is this? Looks like a beautiful place. Has an instrument approach (from the runway markings.) On a mesa in snow country. It is not Sedona or St George. ...
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How do pilots travel from remote private airports after landing?

What if you fly your own personal plane to a small private airport in the countryside that has no public transportation? I imagine that most pilots don't have a car parked at each private airport they ...
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How can I read airport maps when choosing a seat as a passenger?

When I choose seats on an airplane, I usually go for a window seat since I love the view, especially the views of a city on takeoff/landing. Sometimes I get good a view of the city and sometimes I ...
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Does a portable ILS ground station exist?

Does anyone know of a good example of a portable ILS ground station? I mean, it can be used for temporary airfields.
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Is the war pilot obligated to fly the same plane daily or must he change the plane according to every required mission? [closed]

Can the pilot change his plane, or can he fly in any plane, obediently, to the same plane as the one trained on it?
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Am I Required to Use the Runway Advised by a Unicom?

Let's say that an uncontrolled airport's ASOS reports wind 060 @ 6 knots. The airport's unicom advisory states that Runway 22 is in use. Am I required to use Runway 22, or can I use Runway 4?
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How do landing fees work at larger airports?

Many larger airports (class Bravos) have a landing fee. What's the process for assessing and collecting the fees? How do these landing fees work with general aviation aircraft? Where can I find out ...
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Do concurrent operations on a single runway occur anywhere else besides AirVenture?

At the EAA's AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh (KOSH), landing and sometimes takeoff operations are very often done by dots which are painted on the runway, making it so that multiple operations (a landing ...
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Do I Set the Parking Brake On the Ramp?

Next week I am flying to an airport and going to have dinner. But I've never stepped out of my aircraft except at my home airport! When I park on their ramp, do I keep the parking brake on?
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Maglev catapult aeroplane takeoff concept [duplicate]

It occurs to me that an aeroplane that is catapulted off a runway via a maglev system would eliminate many current problems we face With aircraft travel. Firstly the runway could be as long as they ...
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In terms of noise, how does a steep climb-out compare to a noise abatement procedure?

For airports in populated areas, it is common to implement noise abatement procedures. In practice, this means that aircraft reduce thrust on departure, so that noise is reduced in proximity to the ...
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Where is the best place to perform a run-up at a busy airport? [duplicate]

If you wait to perform a run-up at the end of a taxiway at a busy airport you will probably not make many friends. Some airports may have designated run-up areas or have runways designated for ...
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In what order were the runways built at Paris Charles de Gaulle?

At its commission time (in 1974), Roissy-CDG airport did not have all its runways in service. As an example, I found an article (fr) saying the fourth (and last) runway was built in 2000. But this ...
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What are the steep ramps often erected at large airports?

For example, the following white and orange striped ramp: I've seen these at a couple large airports but I've never seen them actually used for anything.
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Why does London have so many airports?

London has six international airports: Heathrow, City, Luton, Southend, Stansted, and Gatwick. It might even have eight international airports if you count Birmingham Airport and Southampton Airport. ...
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Why is ARP (Airfield Reference Point) needed?

An airport reference point is the centre point of an airport, located at the geometric centre of all the usable runways. The ARP is computed as a weighted average of the end of runway coordinates.
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What is significant about the number 8069 ft?

On a sectional chart legend, the airport icon with a solid magenta or blue disk is labeled as "Hard surfaced runways 1500 ft to 8069 ft in length". This seems like an extraordinarily arbitrary number ...
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What is the requirement of a higher glidepath/approach angle and is this a flight safety issue?

To reduce noise in the London urban area, Heathrow airport has announced plans to trial a steeper approach for aircraft landing - changing from 3 to 3.2 degrees. If this is successful, they will ...
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Is it possible to go-around at Lukla Airport?

On this airport, it seems the runway end with a wall followed by a mountains. Thus the pilots physically can't overrun the runway and if they decide to interrupt the landing, the go-around maneuver ...
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How does security and baggage checking work in regards to a private jet?

I was told recently that if you are flying on your own private jet, you can drive your car directly on to the runway, park next to your plane and board without any security checks. This can't be true ...
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How to find out how many aircraft depart/land from a country per day?

I am trying to get the following information. I would like to know for each day how many aircraft have taken off and departed from a specific country. This information should be up to date and ...
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What's the functional difference between PAPI and VASI?

PAPI and VASI seem to be very similar in the the information they provide - i.e. are you on the glide slope or off it. Is there a functional difference between the two? If there is a difference, and ...
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How can I find examples of airports with specific approach types?

Can you guys help me find airports with these approaches: An airport with only an LNAV mins (so no LNAV/VNAV or anything other than just LNAV) One with an LPV lower than 200 feet One with an ASR ...
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Why do airports have directional runways instead of a large area to operate in any direction?

Instead of a few runways in a few directions, why not have a large square block of asphalt so that planes can take off and land in any direction? Where and on what direction planes land and take off ...
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Why do buses at some airports differ from conventional ones?

Why do buses at airports differ from conventional ones? Why do they have such wheels or cover wheels at all? Source.
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Could I issue clearances at a private airstrip without being a controller?

Hypothetically, if I owned a private airstrip on my property, with all the necessary permissions to do so, and I only want certain aircraft landing there, would I be allowed to issue takeoff and ...
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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 to best navigate around and land at KPAO (Palo Alto, CA)?

Flying VFR into KPAO from the South for the first time in a Cherokee. Any advice on the best way to navigate KSJC and the SFO Bravo? Thanks.
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Where to find the parking coordinates of the aircraft in the Apron?

Is it possible to find out the coordinates of where the aircraft park in an the Apron? I mean some sort of list for each terminal or aeronautical chart. I was thinking about the AIP (Aeronautical ...
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What do these symbols mean?

What do these symbols mean in an airport?
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How to find runway Centerline spacing on airport diagrams?

I know that airport diagrams show the exact position of airport runways in DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds) and therefore could use trigonometry to find how far apart runway centerlines are from ...
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What was this mystery flash on an airport runway?

Recently I was onboard a commercial airliner and we had just landed and were headed for the gate. I cannot remember exactly which airport but it was either Schiphol(Amsterdam Airport) or Bristol. As ...
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Difference between ETA and On-Block time?

I see that the definition of the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) according to Eurocontrol is: (SESAR) the time computed by the FMS for the flight arriving at a point related to the destination ...
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How is ATC handed for private rural airstrips? [duplicate]

In rural Australia there are farms that have private airstrips. My question is when an aircraft wishes to land at such a strip (for example a flying doctor) who handles the landing aspects of ATC. ...
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Which civilian airport has the most runways (current and planned)?

I just read Is the airport capacity related to number of runways? . While there are a host of factors, the idea of more runways is obviously so that more flights come in and out. Which is the biggest ...
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Is the waves and signal dangerous for human at the airports? [closed]

Waved like VHF , UHF and other themes like radio or something ....
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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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