Figure 4-2 -- Arresting gear signs and markings.
Taxiway markings are similar to runway markings and are regulated like other airfield
Taxiway Centerline Markings
Taxiway centerline markings consist of a continuous retroreflective yellow stripe no less
than 6 inches wide along the taxiway axis. These markings provide taxiway
identification and longitudinal guidance for steering the aircraft.
Standard Holding Position Markings
Standard holding position markings are painted with retroreflective yellow paint and
consist of two solid lines and two dashed lines that are 12 inches wide. They are placed
across the width of the taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway centerline except at
intersections with large areas for aircraft traffic. When the taxiway is associated with a
warm-up pad, however, the holding line may be parallel to the centerline of the runway
or taxiway that is intersected. These markings are used for holding aircraft at least 175
feet (250 feet preferred) from runway edge. Ground traffic must not proceed beyond the