Figure 4-11 shows an overhead view of an airfield and its markings and markers. For
more information concerning airport markings and markers, refer to General
Requirements for Shorebased Airfield Marking and Lighting, NAVAIR 51-50AAA-2.
Figure 4-11 -- Overhead view of airfield and markings.
Carrier Deck Marking
Those naval air stations that train pilots ashore for landing aircraft on carriers at sea are
equipped with a simulated carrier deck on runway ends selected for field carrier-landing
practice (FCLP). The carrier deck's placement depends on the location of the optical
landing system (OLS). Carrier deck markings consist of centerline, edge, and ramp
athwartship markings. The markings are nonretroreflective white except for the
alternating sections of the centerline markings that are nonretroreflective yellow. Carrier
deck markings supersede runway markings in areas where they conflict. The carrier
deck centerline is parallel to and left of the runway centerline. The length of the
simulated carrier deck is 778 feet.
AIRFIELD LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS
Airport lighting systems are standardized by the Air Force, Navy, and the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) to present a uniform and unmistakable appearance.
These standards specify the location, spacing, and color of lighting components in use.