Have you ever wondered what the airport and runway markings mean? Here is a simple graphic tutorial that I hope can answer some questions that some may have.
“Why is this ‘taxiway’ is too narrow for my aircraft?” Chances are, it’s not a taxiway but a vehicle lane for airport vehicles. I have seen several planes try and taxi down these roadways mistaking it for a taxiway.
“Why are there different hold short lines?” This graphic explains the difference from a ‘regular’ hold short line and the ‘IMC’ (Intrument Meteorological Conditions), hold short line which keeps the aircraft further back from the runway in LOW VIS conditions.
I have also labeled some of the runway markings as well. I hope this graphic tutorial is helpful for anyone that may have had some questions regarding airport markings. See you in the skies!
Happy and Safe Landings!