Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Non-Airline Forums > Private Flying
Reload this Page >

Specs for airfield signs

Private Flying LAA/BMAA/BGA/BPA The sheer pleasure of flight.

Specs for airfield signs

Old 31st Oct 2020, 12:43
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Strathaven Airfield
Posts: 886
Specs for airfield signs


Having decided to use Aerops for contact free landing fee payment etc, I want to make up a sign which also includes the Black C on a Yellow Square.

Does anyone know of the specifications for this: i.e. RAL number for the yellow, size of square, and typeface for the C?

CAP 637 gives all the signs on airfields, but no specifications.

Many thanks
xrayalpha is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2020, 14:58
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Luton
Posts: 428
Colours are specified in ICAO Annex 14 Appendix 1 (in a not very user-friendly way).
The characters are also defined Annex 14 but in Appendix 4 (no named font, just drawings).
Size seems to be a matter of choice.
Latest Edition is 2018
You can find free versions searching for ICAO Annex 14

Jim59 is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2020, 16:21
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Bressuire
Posts: 310
CAP 168 Licensing of Aerodromes.

This manual details all required aerodrome signs together with the dimensions, colours and positioning.
Fl1ingfrog is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2020, 19:06
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ...back of the drag curve
Age: 57
Posts: 558
You need a copy of the Apron Markings and Signs Handbook (As amended) published by the Airports Council International

The document is intended as a "Best Practice" handbook to be used by airport staff, in addition to local regulations.

Complies With ICAO Annex 14 and is what I used when I need some specs for signs and markings

Not sure where you'd get one these days
'Chuffer' Dandridge is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2020, 19:47
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Posts: 316
If you need specs to see airfield signs maybe you shouldn't be flying!
Fly-by-Wife is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2020, 20:57
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Scotland
Posts: 317
Originally Posted by Fly-by-Wife View Post
If you need specs to see airfield signs maybe you shouldn't be flying!
Not as long as you carry a spare pair!
Forfoxake is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.