Airport Taxiways: Markings, Signs, Lights & Colors

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You are a pilot. You are in a jet at a regional airport. Looking out the cockpit window, you see the following signs. What will you find on the left as you approach the next intersection?

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1. You are a pilot. You are in a jet at a regional airport. Looking out the cockpit window, you see the following signs. Where are you currently positioned and what are you about to do?

2. What type of lighting is used to mark the edges of an airport taxiway?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Airport taxiways are equipped with special markings that act as guides for cockpit crews. Quiz questions focus on the meaning of taxiway signs and lights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Draw information from pictures of taxiway signs
  • Describe the line that marks the center of an airport taxiway
  • Name the type of lighting used to mark the edges of an airport taxiway
  • Explain what continuous double yellow lines at the edge of a taxiway indicate

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - consult the knowledge you've gained about taxiway lighting
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding to describe the appearance of the center line on a taxiway
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about taxiway signs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Study the lesson entitled Airport Taxiways: Markings, Signs, Lights & Colors to enhance your understanding of this topic. The objectives for this lesson include:

  • Explain what a taxiway is
  • Describe the purpose of runway guard lights
  • Point out how clearance bar lights are used
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