Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Ground & Other Ops Forums > Questions
Reload this Page >

Airport runway sign

Questions If you are a professional pilot or your work involves professional aviation please use this forum for questions. Enthusiasts, please use the 'Spectators Balcony' forum.

Airport runway sign

Old 10th Dec 2020, 14:56
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 49
Why are Airport runway signs only at ground level? How do pilots read them from the flight deck?

I'm asking after the yellow and black signs
Quartz-1 is offline  
Old 10th Dec 2020, 15:30
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Northampton, England
Age: 62
Posts: 404
They're looking out of the windows and can see them just like the runway markings.

They don't want them high like road signs as they'd be a hazard and subject to jet blast etc.
Airbanda is online now  
Old 10th Dec 2020, 18:02
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 49
Thanks . I hadn't considered the wind issue.
Quartz-1 is offline  
Old 11th Dec 2020, 11:18
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: River Thames & Surrey
Age: 73
Posts: 9,508
Airbanda

And wingtips and propellors etc.
chevvron is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2020, 06:38
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
Posts: 6,350
Quartz-1

As others have said they are ground level to ensure wingtip/propellers/podded engines often project beyond the taxiway edges.

They're made big enough to be easy to read, even from an elevated flight.
wiggy is offline  

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 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.