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By kanga
#1672402
akg1486 wrote:..
I do think that ICAO is aware of it..... Can't find the regulation, but here's an example: the runways 17T/35T at Resolute Bay airport.


.. bah; that's in the (relatively) tropical South. 'T' designators even more important here, but not painted on the graded surface because it's always under snow :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alert_Airport
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By matthew_w100
#1672458
Paul_Sengupta wrote:
matthew_w100 wrote:But a label would do that job just as well - it doesn't need to be a heading.


Not really, because you then wouldn't be able to see where it was on your DI to be able to pick out the correct one when approaching.

There you have me! These old eyes can't really see the numbers at the sort of distance I am when lining up with the DI. They are strictly devices for the overhead.
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By Waveflyer
#1672465
matthew_w100 wrote:
Paul_Sengupta wrote:
matthew_w100 wrote:But a label would do that job just as well - it doesn't need to be a heading.


Not really, because you then wouldn't be able to see where it was on your DI to be able to pick out the correct one when approaching.

There you have me! These old eyes can't really see the numbers at the sort of distance I am when lining up with the DI. They are strictly devices for the overhead.

Have you ever flown an aeroplane? :D
Isn’t it all about situational awareness?