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Quiz: Can You Identify These 7 Common Airport Signs And Markings?

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  1. 1) You're approaching a lit runway for landing. What color are the threshold lights?
    James Morrison

    Threshold lights are green.

    Threshold lights are green.

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  2. 2) You're taxiing and see this painted on the concrete. What does it mean?
    USGS

    This is a VOR receiver checkpoint.

    This is a VOR receiver checkpoint.

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  3. 3) You're landing and you see this sign on the side of the runway. What does it mean?
    Kent Wien

    This sign means there's 4000 feet of runway remaining.

    This sign means there's 4000 feet of runway remaining.

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  4. 4) Runway numbers are based on:
    gc232

    Runway numbers are based on magnetic headings.

    Runway numbers are based on magnetic headings.

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  5. 5) What color are taxiway centerlines?
    guyofsmiles

    Taxiway centerlines are yellow.

    Taxiway centerlines are yellow.

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  6. 6) You're taxiing and you see this sign. What does it mean?

    This is a sign for a military area.

    This is a sign for a military area.

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  7. 7) Ground control tells you to hold short of runway 33 What sign are you looking for?

    You're looking for the red hold short sign.

    You're looking for the red hold short sign.

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Well, that was a tough one...

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You scored %. You have most of these down.

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You pretty much aced this one.

You scored %. Nice work!

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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.

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