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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.: DOT/FAA/CT-TN87/3

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4. Title and Subtitle: Development of a Visual Aid to Indicate Temporary Runway Closure

5. Report Date: January 1987

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7. Authors: Rick Marinelli

8. Performing Organization Report No.: DOT/FAA/CT-TN87/3

9. Performing Organization Name and Address:

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Technical Center
    Atlantic City Airport, New Jersey 08405

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12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address:

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Technical Center
    Atlantic City Airport, New Jersey 08405

13. Type of Report and Period Covered: Technical Note

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16. Abstract:

    Aprototype visual aid to advise pilots that a runway is temporarily closed was developed at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center. Subject pilots were asked to provide comments as to the effectiveness of the system. Results of the evaluation indicate that the device provides an intuitive indication of a closed runway in adequate time for a pilot to execute a safe missed approach.

17. Key words:

  • Airport Lighting
  • Closed Runway
  • Visual Aids

18. Distribution Statement: Document is on file at the Technical Runway Center Library, Atlantic City Airport, New Jersey 08405

19. Security Classif. (of report): Unclassified

20. Security Classif. (of this page): Unclassified

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Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)

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