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1

Color of taxiway markings

Yellow

2

Taxiway markings: Centerline

Solid yellow line

3

Taxiway markings: Edges

Double solid lines, yellow

4

Taxiway markings: Holding lines

Double solid-yellow and double dashed-yellow lines across width of taxiway

5

Taxiway markings: Runway holding position

Red sign w/ white characters

6

Color of runway markings

White

7

Runway markings: Displaced threshold

Start of landing portion of runway, white boxes

8

Runway markings: Chevrons

Before displaced threshold, only usuable in cases of emergency

9

Runway markings: Large white X

Marks an unusable runway

10

Lights: Taxiway lighting

1) Either green lights on centerline, or

2) blue lights on the edge

11

Lights: Runway threshold, sideline and end

Threshold = green

Sideline = white

End = red

12

Lights: Obstructions

Red lights

13

VASI stands for

Visual Approach Slope Indicators

14

VASI: red

Low

15

VASI: white, amber

High

16

VASI: even # of white and red

On slope

17

PAPI stands for:

Precision Approach Path Indicators

18

PAPI: too high

2 white dots

19

PAPI: on slope

One white dot, one red dot

20

PAPI: too low

Two red dots

21

PAPI summary

22

VASI summary

23

At what altitude is the normal traffic pattern flown?

1,000 ft AGL

24

5 legs of normal traffic pattern:

1) Upwind leg

2) Crosswind leg

3) Downwind leg

4) Base leg

5) Final approach

25

Runway numbers

First two numbers of compass heading

E.g. heading due south is runway 18 (180 without the zero)

N.b. runway 36 = due north, not runway 0

26

Flashing white

For aircraft in flight: N/a

For aircraft on ground: Return to starting point

For ground personnel: Return to starting point

27

Steady green

For aircraft in flight: Cleared to land

For aircraft on ground: Cleard for takeoff

For ground personnel: Cleared to cross or proceed

28

Flashing green

For aircraft in flight: cleared to approach airport or land

For aircraft on ground: cleared to taxi

For ground personnel: n/a

29

Steady red

For aircraft in flight: continue circling, give way

For aircraft on ground: stop

For ground personnel: stop

30

Flashing red

For aircraft in flight: Airport unsafe, do not land

For aircraft on ground: Immediately taxi clear of runway

For ground personnel: Clear the taxiway or runway