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Greetings from Sightline! Thank you to all of the new subscribers that have registered at
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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.
The Airfield Marking Handbook we have been working on for the last 2 years has been submitted to the Cooperative Programs Office of the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation for the Federal Aviation Administration. For the full update read our What's New column to the right. With the document out of our hands, we'll be making several presentations at conferences over the summer. We may even be part of an airfield marking training course later this year - keep an eye on our calendar below for more information.
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What we're doing in the next few months:
- July 10, 2008: ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series, Arlington, VA
- July 13-15, 2008: Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition, Mesa, AZ
- July 19, 2008: NW Chapter AAAE Advanced ASOS School, Seattle, WA
- July 21-22, 2008: NW Chapter AAAE Airport Facilities Management Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA
- Summer 2008: Airfield Marking Handbook anticipated release.
Summertime is approaching, and with it comes the summer blockbusters at the movie theaters. The Mission: Impossible series will surely be producing its 18th episode in the near future. To get you ready for that, let's talk about slightly less impossible missions from around the country.
The industry standard needs to be enhanced to create a higher standard for airfield marking standard operating procedures. We must not accept the standard answer of "That's how we've always done it." We must tighten the standard deviation and rid the industry of the double standard. I hope you were sitting down.
Airports should begin to install speed limit signs on airfields; not for the aircraft but the crews marking the pavement. Is quality ever enhanced when the operation is being hurried?
This year the FAA was directed to report to the House Aviation Subcommittee every 3 months to give updates regarding progress in runway safety. What's being said about markings? Check it out.