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How are the dry lake runways at Edwards AFB marked, and how are they maintained?

They use oil, specifically SSH1 which is environmentally friendly. This oil replaces the tar that used to be used. Source: Rebecca Amber, Can you see me now? Lakebeds 'restriped', Edwards Air Force ...
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How are the dry lake runways at Edwards AFB marked, and how are they maintained?

The oil is sprayed on by tankers Sourced from: https://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001259081/
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When does taxiing become taking off?

From my comments above, I suppose the real difference is intent. If you’re moving forward at high speed with the intention of reaching decision/rotation speeds, thence raise the nose and lift off the ...
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Why are the symbols of the markings on the ground given differently on two different charts of the same AIP?

Either symbol is appropriate: It's hard to know why two depictions of the same thing are shown differently, I suspect it has something to do differing departments/processes used to create the content....
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When does taxiing become taking off?

While it isn't directly applicable, the US Navy broadly categorizes mishaps into "flight" and "ground". A flight mishap may occur even if an aircraft never actually leaves the ...
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Runway distance remaining signs outside of USA and/or in meters?

There is no ICAO standard for runway distance remaining. Some nations have their own standards: for instance, Germany has a sign reading "½" in black on a yellow background at the halfway ...
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