Quiz: Can You Identify These Airport Signs and Markers?

Getting around on the ground can be one of the most dangerous phases of your flight. In fact, the most deadly accident in history occurred when two aircraft collided while on the ground. Understanding signs and markings will help you recognize danger areas and reduce your risk as you navigate on the ground before takeoff and after landing.

Take our quiz and see if you can correctly distinguish these signs and pavement markings that you might see around the airport.

What might you expect when you see this sign?
What might you expect when you see this sign?
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What is on the dashed side of this double yellow line?
What is on the dashed side of this double yellow line?
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Regardless of where they're located, white ground markings designate what?
Regardless of where they're located, white ground markings designate what?
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Where are you located when you see this sign?
Where are you located when you see this sign?
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When on the runway, what information will this sign give you.
When on the runway, what information will this sign give you.
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What do the yellow chevrons indicate?
What do the yellow chevrons indicate?
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What does a large yellow "X" placed on each end of the runway mean.
What does a large yellow
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What does this sign mean?
What does this sign mean?
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What is the purpose of this marker?
What is the purpose of this marker?
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