Strip of land on which an aircraft speeds up before takeoff or brakes after landing.
runway side stripe markings
Wide solid white line that marks the edges of the runway.
runway center line markings
Wide broken white line that shows the center of the runway.
runway designation marking
Number that, when multiplied by 10, shows the runway’s position in relation to magnetic north.
holding area marking
Line that shows an aircraft where to wait for clearance from the control tower before entering the runway for takeoff.
runway threshold markings
Longitudinal lines painted at each end of the runway to show its limits.
runway touchdown zone marking
Pair of lines painted at each end of the runway that shows where aircraft should touch down on the runway.
fixed distance marking
Lines painted at regular intervals so that pilots can gauge distances on the runway.
Lane connecting the runway with a taxiway so that incoming aircraft can exit the runway as soon as possible after landing.