Quiz: Can You Identify These Airport Signs and Markings?

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Taxiing around large airports is often one of the more challenging aspects when learning to fly. Studying the various signs and markings in preparation for operating at an airport with a complex taxiway and runway layout will help you better understand the system and improve your situational awareness as you move from the parking area to the active runway.

Take our quiz and see if you can correctly distinguish these signs and pavement markings that you will see at larger tower-controlled airports.

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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Having a childhood dream of aviation, Chris first became an Aviation Explorer, motivating him to earn his private pilot's license as a teenager. During his four years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University he earned his commercial, multi-engine certificate with an instrument rating. While experimenting in seaplanes, gliders, and a variety of other personal aircraft, Chris developed a passion for general aviation and shares that passion as he develops aviation training apps and content for Sporty's Pilot Shop.