Runway distance markers consist of
a row of black and white vertical
markers (signs) along each side of
the runway that are spaced 1,000
feet longitudinally to inform pilots of
the distance remaining on the
runway in thousands of feet. The
edges of the markers nearest the
runway in each row must form a line
not less than 50 feet and not more
than 75 feet from the full-strength
runway edge. The markers must not
be less than 50 feet from the edge of
any intersecting runway or taxiway.
Table 4-1 -- Other runway markings
Arresting Gear Signs and Markings
Arresting gear signs on both sides of the runway mark the location of arresting gear.
These signs have large yellow circles on a black background. Also, a series of 10-foot-
diameter retroreflective yellow disks that are painted in a line across the runway mark
the location of the arresting gear pendant cable (see Figure 4-2).