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Video answers: ‘Runway markings explained’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

  1. You use the heading and drop the final number of the three digits.
  2. In this situation the number is rounded up or down to the nearest 10. So 164 becomes 160.
  3. In the US, it would be runway ‘6’.
  4. The letters ‘l’ for left, ‘r’ for right and ‘c’ for centre are used to distinguish parallel runways.
  5. They indicate how wide the runway is.
  6. Aiming point markers give pilots an idea of where they should be touching down on the runway.
  7. Planes are allowed to use the displaced threshold for a takeoff run or to taxi, while they aren’t allowed to use a blast pad / overrun area unless it’s an emergency.

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