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Video: ‘Runway markings explained’

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This week’s video describes runway markings and what they mean. Watch the video to find out!

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

  1. How is a runway’s number determined?
  2. What happens if a heading isn’t exact? For example a runway heading of 164?
  3. How would runway ’06’ be different in the US?
  4. Which letters are used to distinguish parallel runways?
  5. What do the threshold bars painted on the ground indicate?
  6. What markings give pilots an indicator of where they should touch down on the runway?
  7. What’s the difference between a blast pad / overrun area and a displaced threshold?

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Runway Markings Explained

This video looks at and explains the most common runway markings that you will see on a paved runway, aimed at helping new pilots and flight simmers improve their understanding of an airport.