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Sightline is a team of Airfield Marking Consultants. We don't paint; instead we are marking experts, working with the industry to improve marking systems worldwide through training, audits, and quality control.

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The U.S. Government has "shutdown", but the Airfield Marking Symposium keeps rolling. Our last symposium of 2013 is starting November 5th in Orlando, FL. All those interested in either 1) raising their standards for airport pavement markings and/or 2) people dressed in overgrown mouse costumes should join us in Orlando.

  • Airfield Marking Symposium, November 5-7, hosted by Orlando International Airport - Please note: the conference hotel is nearly full. There are alternate lodging options available, so please contact us directly, if needed: 540.825.9660.

AI Ramps & Runways Issue

If you subscribe to Airport Improvement Magazine, then you've already received October's "Runway & Ramp" Special Edition in the mail. For those who haven't seen it yet, this issue features two stories on which Sightline collaborated. One discusses the paradigm shift in LAX's pavement marking maintenance, the other addresses common marking issues and contaminants... More>>

Marking Myth - No Time To Clean

We continually battle several misconceptions among the industry about pavement markings on airfields. It seems that many just have the wrong idea about what it takes to do it the right way. In this series of articles, we will debunk popular marking myths, and set the record straight. More>>

The AC's Are A-Changin'

FAA AC 150/5340-1K has been replaced by the "1L". FAA 150/5370-10G is in "draft" mode. We've provided the highlights and how it affects you. More>>

Getting a Guru

We all know people who think they are the expert on all subjects; children, cars, quantum mechanics... Sometimes you need an actual subject matter expert. More>>

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