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Precision Runways

Post by VNAF ONE » Sun May 08, 2011 12:40 am

I am going to get into much more detail with this. I searched and found this tonight. It's a wonder how the right words get you exactly what you want. You just have to find the right words.

This should help any mapmaker interested in making his/her runways as precise as possible whether fictional or realistic. There's a lot of information provided here and it goes as far to tell how numbers are placed on runways, the dimensions of all runway markings, etc. Excellent tool to have. Enjoy.

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Post by Iceman » Sun May 08, 2011 6:56 pm

Real good stuff, homie.
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Post by Talon » Sun May 08, 2011 11:52 pm

More info. You can find this in the FAA's "AIM..." Aeronautical Information Manual. (Usually found with the FAR.)

http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publicat ... m0203.html
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Post by Taskforce 58 » Mon May 09, 2011 12:39 am

Also, the Canadian equivalent: TP 312 - Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices.

HTML version:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/p ... u-4765.htm

PDF version:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/publications/app/en ... rce=istore

The part most relevant for our purpose is Chapter 5: Visual Aids for Navigation, which deals with dimensions of markings and also the lights.
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Post by Talon » Mon May 09, 2011 1:48 am

FACT: Nobody likes the Canadian equivalent. Noope.
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Re: Precision Runways

Post by vandal » Thu May 19, 2011 10:42 am

Should also note that British runways have different touch down points. and RAF runways have almost none.

Gibraltar airport runway

The runway at Gibraltar is a good example of British runway markings, they are all the same as US markings except for the aiming points, they are the 3 rectangles that are off-set from each other [_--_] <- kinda like that.

It also shows the markings used on a RAF runway, since Gibraltar is officially an RAF base. Their makings on their runways only consist of 6 yellow dots and threshold markings. With the exception of RAF Brize Norton which has full runway markings since it's designed to take RAF heavy jets such as the C-17, Tristar, VC-10 etc.
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Post by CharleyHotel » Thu May 19, 2011 6:35 pm

I love that crazy airport!

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Post by Gunny » Thu May 19, 2011 7:52 pm

Thanx V another A/P in my data base. :D

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Re: Precision Runways

Post by VNAF ONE » Thu May 19, 2011 7:54 pm

Thanks for that. Good to know especially since UK is on the Project Atlas list. As a personal project someday, I may just have to do that Gibraltar Airport. I saw it on "Most Extreme Airports" which is still saved in my dvr. I thought it was absolutely crazy how this base/airport sits on the land it's on, next to a crazy mountain, on the border of two different nations, and has a highway going right across it.
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