Airport Signage: Taxiways
Airport markings, signs, and lights (PA.II.D.K3)
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1. Which sign is a designation and direction of an exit taxiway from a runway? (Refer to Figure 65: U.S. Airport Signs)
Answer (C) is correct. (AIM Para 2-3-11) Sign K designates the direction of taxiway B; while both J and K are destination signs, only K designates the route to a taxiway.
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2. (Refer to E.) This sign is a visual clue that (Refer to Figure 65: U.S. Airport Signs)
Answer (A) is correct. (AIM Para 2-3-9) The taxiway location sign consists of a yellow letter on a black background with a yellow border. This sign confirms the pilot is on taxiway “B.”
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3. When turning onto a taxiway from another taxiway, what is the purpose of the taxiway directional sign?
Answer (C) is correct. (AIM Para 2-3-10) Direction signs consist of black lettering on a yellow background. These signs identify the designations of taxiways leading out of an intersection. An arrow next to each taxiway designation indicates the direction that an aircraft must turn in order to taxi onto that taxiway.
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4. What purpose does the taxiway location sign serve?
Answer (B) is correct. (AIM Para 2-3-9) Taxiway location signs are used to identify a taxiway on which the aircraft is currently located. Taxiway location signs consist of a black background with a yellow inscription and yellow border.
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