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webletter. Sightline specializes in Airport Marking Consulting, having 30 years of experience regarding pavement markings. The purpose of this seasonal publication, if it is new to you, is to inform about issues regarding Airport Markings.
7 of 12 airport visits are in the books for the Airfield Marking Best Practices Handbook. We're right in the thick of the painting season so we are keeping busy! We are still looking for an airport in the northeastern US, either a small commercial or general aviation facility involved in a marking project this season. If you have a good candidate - click on the "What's New" coloumn to the right to let us hear about it.
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Sightline is entrenched in several case studies concerning pavement markings on airport pavements. We're revisiting a subject airport 18 months after we applied a modified 1952-D paint to resist algae growth. Here's what we observed...
During our research, we've seen a few poor practices that seem to be recurring in several different striping operations. However, it doesn't seem to be a case of apathy among the crewmen. Instead, we're starting to sense a misinformed perception that starts from the management at the top and trickles down to the striper.
Sightline has received several inquiries about all kinds of paint failures on airfield pavements. Flaws in material, surface contamination, and poor application have all been culprits in the past. However, some marking issues can and should be avoided by anticipating common pitfalls.
We've witnessed several painting operations while writing the Airfield Marking Handbook over the last year. The equipment that several crews used was designed for painting highways: 4-inch, 6-inch, and occasional 12-inch lines. When that same equipment is modified to paint larger airfield markings, the results can be less than efficient.