Vehicle Roadway Markings
These markings are used to define a roadway for vehicle operations on or
crossing areas that are also intended for aircraft. These markings consist
of white solid lines on each edge of the roadway and a dashed line to separate
lanes on the roadway. Zipper markings are sometimes used in place of solid
lines to delineate the roadway edges.
These pathways are not intended for aircraft. It may seem silly to say,
but I have stories of people who have made this mistake.
VOR Receiver Checkpoint Markings
VOR receiver checkpoints are located at some airports to allow pilots to check
the accuracy of their VOR receivers. In order to perform the checks, the
pilot is required to position the aircraft at a certain spot on the airport
surface. These spots are marked with a painted circle with an arrow in the
middle. This arrow is aligned in the direction of the checkpoint azimuth
to better aid the pilot in the identification of the correct position to perform
Nonmovement Area Boundary Markings
At controlled airports, the airport surface area is split into the movement and
nonmovement areas. The movement area is the control tower's area of
jurisdiction, so a taxi clearance is required prior to entering the movement
area. In the nonmovement area, however, you may move the airplane without
clearance or communications with the control tower.
The nonmovement area boundary markings consist of two yellow lines, one solid
and one dashed, which delineate the movement area.