Runway

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Runway

A slang term for the amount of time before a project, report, or anything else must be completed. That is, a runway is the length of time until a deadline. See also: Drop-dead date.
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Referring to a specific runway, pilots should use the runway number and not use the phrase "active runway," because there is no official active runway at a nontowered airport.
Minger also chided Humble for classifying as "runway incursions" sky divers walking across active runways, contrary to prior authorizations by the city and FAA of an earlier Eugene Skydivers safety plan that included such crossings.
Named Apollo, the unit provides a unidirectional flashing light to indicate crossing points, reducing the possibility of runway incursions by warning pilots or drivers of ground vehicles that they are approaching an active runway. The manufacturer says that by using the latest LED technologies, Apollo helps to improve airfield efficiencies by reducing the load on the Constant Current Regulator (CCR), reduce the size of the isolation transformer and can be operated from any CCR architecture type allowing the airport to utilise existing equipment.
TSgt Jones radioed for Hawk Eye, the UAV chase vehicle, not to release the aircraft for flight or allow it to enter the active runway because of a possible hydraulic leak from the Right Main Landing Gear Brake System.
This initiative includes trials of towing aircraft to "starting grids" close to the active runway to start engines preflight.
It was then we learned that, because we were crossing the active runway and it was getting dark, we would need to use the anti-collision lights.
Experienced pilots have mistaken a taxiway for an active runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport eight times since 1999.
But she said she also has witnessed, or received complaints about, sky divers jumping through clouds, flying their parachutes too low over an active runway, walking across the runway in front of aircraft - even of a sky diver deliberately swooping between airport buildings.
Results from the 2014-2016 data are plotted in the graphic below, showing that both types of events predominated in the first two-thirds of the active runway.
A 16- year- old boy had scaled the airport boundary near Kapashera Crossing around 4.50am on Wednesday and took a half- hour- long jog along an active runway before he was spotted.
She immediately notified the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Supervisor of Flying that she observed the animal entering the active runway. Her notification caused the Tower to restrict returning aircraft to low approaches only to prevent a potentially catastrophic aircraft/wildlife strike.
In many cases, when the crippled aeroplane is situated on or near the active runway, or on any part of the aircraft movement areas, airport operations virtually come to a halt.

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