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Does a runway have to be closed for not having markings due to resealing work?

Is it required to close a runway if the paint has been removed for resealing the asphalt?
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From which ATC station is push-back clearance requested?

When parked at the gate that requires a push-back onto the taxiway, from which ATC station is the push-back clearance requested? Is this the ground or apron station, or is that still departure ...
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Will air traffic control ever ask a plane to not brake hard on a landing?

In another question, somebody asked why an airplane might not deploy thrust reversers on a landing. One of the answers suggested a few options, including: Depending where the gate was, they may ...
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Are the Airport Operational Databases at major airports in the US available to the public?

Are the Airport Operational Databases at major airports in the US available to the public? I am pretty sure it is not live but maybe released a month or so after. AODB An AODB system is usually the ...
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In the US, what can be done at an airport when volunteering hours?

I am a 15 years old and need volunteering hours for my course work. I am a aviation enthusiast with knowledge of the industry and love for anything that flies. I decided to fulfill my hours at a local ...
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How far from a taxiway, can a walking or biking trail be built?

How far from a small single runway airport's taxiway, can something like a walking or biking trail be built?
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How to decide which aerodromes should have Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data?

What is the meaning of "aerodrome that is regularly used in international civil aviation"? Is there any explanation or reference material in support of Aeronautical Information System (AIS)? I found ...
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Where can I find reports of accidents/incindents happened on ground? [closed]

What international organization or website has the information on this topic? I’m looking for reports, statistics and analyses of incidents and accidents (other than those involving aircraft) that ...
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What are these devices on or adjacent to an airport taxi-way?

Can someone identify and provide some description of the objects marked in this photograph? Especially those marked with yellow and red seem to be placed in the middle of a road and that seems to ...
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What are the biggest challenges for GA airports? [closed]

I'm doing a little research into General Aviation airports and wasn't able to find any airport management forums or the like to pose this question, so I'm hopeful someone here will have some helpful ...
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For what reasons might a taxiway be mistaken for a runway?

In this article, an airliner landed on a taxiway instead of a runway. What might be the reasons that a pilot can mistake a taxiway for a runway? (I mostly know the answer for this question, but I ...
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What is this radar-like thing?

A friend of mine sent me this picture, which Is somewhere in Miami. But I don't seem to recognize it
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why do all planes hold position when Air Force 1 is taxiing?

Why does everyone hold in position when Air Force One is just taxiing? This can cause a delay that could cascade to other airports.
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What do “LC/P” and “PTD” stand for in reference to airport communications?

When I pull up the Colorado Springs (KCOS) Airport Comm frequencies in Skyvector or in FAA database there are some frequency listed as "LC/P" and "PTD". Would someone explain what those acronyms stand ...
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Is there any requirement that airports have distinct names?

Is there any requirement that airports have reasonably distinct names from each other? I've known about SYD versus YQY for a while, but I've just read that there's two airports mentioning Genghis ...
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Where to find US airport weather Service Levels?

Where can I find an airport's level of service for weather services? In other words, how do I know if a given airport's Service Standard is a categorized as Service Level A, B, C and D? For ...
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What are the qualifications for a small airport manager?

I live in a small city in the Southeastern United States and the county's airport has an opening for the manager. The airport is paved but no control tower, serves general aviation as well as company ...
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What are the practical impacts of airports in the US being mostly IATA Level 2?

IATA classifies airports using levels, which determine how slots are allocated. Source Definitions of levels by IATA, from Slot Coordination Switzerland: Level 1: airports where the capacity of ...
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How do I determine the VFR pattern altitude at an airport?

How do I determine the VFR pattern altitude at an airport? Can I find it on a sectional?
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Why is a special certification needed to land at Paro Airport?

Why is Paro Airport (currently the only international airport of Bhutan) considered one of the most dangerous airports to land in the world? Is it because of the mountains? In my opinion, Princess ...
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Why photographing airports is banned if everything is perfectly pictured in Google Maps? [closed]

While staying at Premier Inn, next to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), I was more than surprised to find out warning signs that I'm strictly prohibited from taking photos of the nearby ...
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Who sells aviation fuel to airports?

I want to ask about the jet fuel purchasing cycle. Is it the airport that buys the jet fuel from refineries and then sells it to the airlines? Or do airlines buy fuel directly from refineries?
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Is there a minimum distance that a pilot is required to fly?

Say there are two airports in a city, a large one with a control tower, and a small uncontrolled airport. Say they're only a couple miles apart, such that the small airport is well within the larger ...
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Where can I find detailed information about ground lighting systems exist in aviation?

While I'm learning jeppesen charts, I find a list of symbols related to lighting ground facilities, there are a lot of weird abbreviation such as: Standard ALSF - 1/2, MALSR, SSALR, MALS, SALS, RLLS ...
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How are aircraft size classes defined?

How come I see some large planes, such as the 747, classified as either Category 5 or 6 Gate Sizes, depending on the publication. Why do some sites count the plane as one size, while others state ...
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Is AMS (Schiphol) Polderbaan the runway furthest away?

I'm very interested to learn if there are (m)any (major) (commercial) airports that have runways further away from the terminal(s) than Schiphol's Polderbaan. Which airport is "in the lead" ...
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Is threshold crossing height and glide path angle the same for ALL airports and applied to ALL aircraft?

It seems to be agreed (at an international level) that these values are standard and should be respectively 50 ft and 3 degrees. Are all airports following these rules, and are they applied to all ...
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Is there a database of radio-frequencies for airfields/airports in Europe?

Is there something like a register of frequencies for airfields/airports in Europe? I am building a VFR flight planner and would be interested to autofill a form with the frequencies dependent on the ...
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What is a “Russian IATA code”?

On Wikipedia, a few obscure ex-Soviet airports like Tamchy Airport in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan list "Russian IATA codes": IATA: none (ИКУ), ICAO: UCFL "ИКУ" being Cyrillic for "IKU", which is not a ...
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Is it fact or fiction that Ashgabat control tower is misplaced?

It's often written that the construction of Ashgabat International Airport was sabotaged by the aesthetic whims of the country's late leader, Saparmurat Niyazov. The story goes that Niyazov, ...
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What is the minimum separation between two A380's while taxing in-line?

If you are tailing another A380 on the taxiway, how much separation do you need from your nose to the A380 that you are tailing?
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How does an aircraft taxi?

Does an aircraft use its engines to taxi or is it always pulled by some other vehicle? I have seen a small lorry pulling it sometimes; is it really pulling the huge thing, or does the aircraft use ...
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What is a GDS (in the context of the airline industry)?

I have been looking at this article and throughout the article they mention GDS's but do not explain the terminology. Does somebody know what they are talking about - For e.g. - Three GDSs emerge ...
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I'm so confused how airport numbering works [duplicate]

I'm so confused how airport numbering works. If an airport has a single runway oriented 063 degrees and 243 degrees M. What would be the runway designator?
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Are there any airports which use a metro to transport cargo? [closed]

Many airports around the world are increasingly being joined by Metro conveniencing people. Majorly, it is people who probably will use the metro. I do have a sneaking suspicion that the metro would ...
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Why do airports have to close in bad weather?

Shouldn't aircraft be able to withstand winds of up to 100 mph? When flying the wind is at a much higher speed than that. Shouldn't they be able to take-off through fog using instruments alone? ...
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Is flying bad for your health?

I've always wondered if flying is bad for your health mainly because when you fly the air pressure changes a lot and i've always thought that, that can lead to negative side affects. So can someone ...
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Why are some airfields not on any sectional chart nor listed in the directory?

I would have thought this was a safety issue. Case in point - Hearst Castle Airfield. This is located beneath William Randolph Hearst's Castle in California, located at 35°39'35.54"N 121°11'35.64"...
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Does runway centerline lighting provide information about distance left before end?

I asked Does runway center lighting increase runway lifetime? and this video was was mentioned. I don't really understand the significance and I first assumed centreline lighting in night conditions ...
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Which US airport has the lowest circling MDH?

As I recently contemplated 14 CFR 135.223 and its implications, I began wondering about airports with exceptionally low circling minima. For a little context and background, the part of §135.223 that ...
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Where is Ronda's airstrip, or why does Ronda have an airport code (RRA) if it has none?

I'm puzzled by Ronda, Spain having an airport code. Ronda has no airport. I've never seen an airstrip anywhere near either, Wikipedia notes that some railway stations have IATA codes, but notes ...
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Is there anything in any airport called a “warm apron”?

I heard a pilot said they are located at big airports like LAX. But I couldn't find any information about it.
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How are “preferred routes” assigned if there is more demand than capacity on a route?

There might be multiple routes, belonging to the “Preferred Routes” class, connecting the same pair of airports. However some of them might be more appealing for non-urgent circumstances such as ...
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How are taxi to and hold instructions given on an airport without taxiways to the runway end?

In a smaller airport which still handles large commercial aircraft (i.e. Princess Juliana Int. Airport (TNCM), Robert L. Bradshaw Int. Airport (TKPK), etc.), what are the taxi instructions given? I ...
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Where can I find a catalogue or lists of realtime, streaming (major) airport cameras?

I ask in the spirit of aircraft spotting and would also prefer those with live ATC feeds, like Osaka. As of now, the visual quality is blurry and hazy, but perhaps this is due to low visibility and ...
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Who is responsible for avoiding collisions on the ground; the pilot or the air traffic controller?

I may have some false assumptions here, so correct if needed. It is said that while ATC sounds like they are "in charge" of the airspace surrounding a major airport, control and responsibility for any ...
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Are ICAO and FAA airport signs and markings the same?

Are ICAO and FAA airport signs and markings the same or are there differences? If so what are the differences?
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Is King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh actually very big?

Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place, there isn't a geography StackExchange so this was the next best option I could find. I've read multiple things about the huge size of King Khalid ...
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When do airline pilots arrive at airport?

How much time it takes to prepare a flight, to control the aircraft, before departures? How much spare time takes the pilots, to reach a foreign airport? I never experienced a delay because of ...
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How do Rapid Exit Taxiways improve aircraft movements?

I have been reading about Mumbai Airport (CSIA) (IATA: BOM ICAO: VABB). On it they mention: The airport has two intersecting runways. Both runways have been upgraded to Code F, which means they ...

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