runway visual range - rvr explained
Airports

Runway Visual Range (RVR) Explained

RVR stands for Runway Visual Range and is the most accurate observation method used in determining how far a pilot will be able to see horizontally down the runway. Why Does Visibility Matter So Much? Pilots need to know what the visibility is at an airport for a variety of reasons. Visual pilots need to Read More…

runway markings at a major airport
Airports

Runway Markings Explained

As pilots taxi to or from takeoff or landing, especially at major commercial airports, markings on the taxiways and runways provide important guidance. Under normal operations, this guidance is mandatory, so pilots must recognize and know what these markings mean. Here we describe the runway markings in approximately the same sequence the pilot would see Read More…