To: (Separate email addresses with commas)
From: (Your email address)
Message: (Optional)
Send
Cancel

Thanks!

Close

Quiz: Do You Know These 6 Common Airport Markings?

Do you?


  1. 1) You're rolling down the runway for takeoff. What color are the runway edge markings on each side of the runway?

    Runway edge markings are solid white lines on each side of the runway.

    Runway edge markings are solid white lines on each side of the runway.

    1. 1-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 1-2
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 1-3
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 1-4
      Unchecked Checked
  2. 2) What can the yellow chevron area be used for?

    Chevron markings are used to show pavement areas aligned with the runway that are unusable for landing, takeoff, and taxiing.

    Chevron markings are used to show pavement areas aligned with the runway that are unusable for landing, takeoff, and taxiing.

    1. 2-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 2-2
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 2-3
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 2-4
      Unchecked Checked
  3. 3) You're approaching a lit runway. What color are the threshold lights?
    Boldmethod

    The threshold lights are green.

    Nice try, but those threshold lights are green.

    1. 4-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 4-2
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 4-3
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 4-4
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 4-5
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 4-6
      Unchecked Checked
  4. 4) You're taxiing to runway 33, and ground control has instructed you to hold short of the runway. What side of the runway hold position markings do you need to hold short of?
    Google Maps

    You need to hold short of the solid yellow lines (Side B).

    You need to hold short of the solid yellow lines (Side B).

    1. 3-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 3-2
      Unchecked Checked
  5. 5) How wide is this runway?
    Boldmethod

    Since the runway has 4 threshold stripes on either side, it's 100 feet wide. You can find all the stripes and associated runway widths in the AIM.

    Since the runway has 4 threshold stripes on either side, it's 100 feet wide. You can find all the stripes and associated runway widths in the AIM.

    1. 5-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 5-2
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 5-3
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 5-4
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 5-5
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 5-6
      Unchecked Checked
  6. 6) This marking is the ______.
    Google Maps

    This is an ILS critical area. When the ceilings are less than 200 feet or RVR 2,000 feet, ATC instructs aircraft to stay clear of the critical area.

    This is an ILS critical area. When the ceilings are less than 200 feet or RVR 2,000 feet, ATC instructs aircraft to stay clear of the critical area.

    1. 6-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 6-2
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 6-3
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 6-4
      Unchecked Checked

Well, that wasn't the easiest quiz...

You scored % But you learned quite a bit along the way...

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

Not bad, you have most of these airport markings down...

You scored % Nice work.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

Nailed it!

You scored % Nice work.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

Images Courtesy:

Recommended Stories

Latest Stories

    Load More
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email