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What is an Aerodrome?

A defined area (including buildings, installations and equipment) on land or water or on a fixed off shore/ floating structure intended to be used either wholly or part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of A/C


What is a runway?

A defined rectangular are on a land AD prepared for the landing and Take off run of aircraft along its length


What are the different types of runway?



Parallel offset

Independent diverging


What 8 things should be considered when choosing the runway in use?

Surface wind
2000ft wind
Traffic pattern
Rwy length
Approach aids
Manoeuvring area serviceability
AD lighting


What is a taxiway?

Defined oath on a land AD established for the taxiing of a/c and intended to provide a link between one part of AD and another


What are the 3 different types of taxiway?

Aircraft stand taxilane - access to stands only dead end.

Apron taxiway - taxi route across the apron

Rapid exit taxiway - connected to rwy at acute angle designed to allow a turn off rwy at higher speeds.


What is an apron?

Defined area on a land AD intended to accommodate a/c for the purposes of loading or unloading passengers, mail or cargo, fuelling, parking or maintenance.


What is a manoeuvring area?

Part of AD used for take off landing and taxiing a/c.

Excludes aprons


What is the movement area?

Part of AD intended for the surface movement of A/c including manoeuvring area, apron and any area on AD which is provided for a/c maintenance.


What are the 2 types of aerodrome?

Military and civil.


What is an uncontrolled AD?

AD without aerodrome control.

AFIs, AGCS or other non ATS or no service


What is a controlled AD?

Aerodrome control service provided



What is an international AD?

Commercial flights with pax to foreign territories. Requires customs and immigration based on site.