parking area for aircraft
primary function is to control the runway
similar to a service station for aircraft
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place to protect smaller aircraft from the elements
surface aircraft use to takeoff and land
Flight Service Station
provides weather forecasts to pilots, assists with flight plans
planes use these to get from one place to another on an airport
place to board aircraft and retrieve baggage
An airport with an operating control tower is a _?_ field.
An airport without a control tower is an _?_ field.
A _?_ field has a beacon with one green and two white rotating lights.
Taxiway lights are _?_ colored.
The lights used by the pilots to line up with the runway are _?_ lights.
Runway edge lighting is _?_ colored.
Some runways have lights that can be adjusted in intensity by the pilot tuning the designated frequency and then keying his microphone.
Taxiways are the same width as runways, but are identified by a letter rather than a number.
Aircraft starting engines, taxiing aircraft and numerous vehicles are several of the dangers posed to personnel working on the ramp of an airport.
Your airplane lines up on the runway and the compass heading reads 257 degrees. What is the runway number? After landing on another runway, your compass reads 033 degrees. What is that runway number? How are parallel runways delineated?
26, 03, XX Left or XX Right or XX Center
What does the acronym ATIS stand for? What is it? How does it help the congested environment near an airport?
Automated Terminal Information System; a voice recording telling pilots about local weather conditions, and runway restrictions; it allows the controller to direct their attention to controlling air traffic instead of filling the pilots in on local conditions.
List the three major challenges facing airports today.
Wildlife (usually birds) strikes, community encroachment, noise (abatement)
The _?_ is the largest commercial airliner ever built.
The _?_ is also called the Airbus.
The _?_ was the most successful airliner ever built in terms of numbers.
_?_ percent of jet passengers fly on trips less than (2) hours in duration.
All-cargo carriers are not competitive with railroads and truck lines for _?_ or where speed is not important..
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