from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually paved strip at an airport for use by aircraft in taxiing to and from a runway.
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- n. A path in an airport connecting runways with ramps, hangars, terminals and other facilities.
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- n. a paved surface in the form of a strip; used by planes taxiing to or from the runway at an airport
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The taxiway is very wide and long, better than the rough runways at that airport.
Instead of landing on the runway, it landed on the taxiway, which is usually used by planes that just landed or are getting ready to takeoff, of course.
The taxiway are the blue lights to the right of it.
So the question is, how could the pilots have confused the taxiway, which is what they landed on, for the runway.
The cost estimate for the larger project, including the ramp expansion and taxiway, which is to run parallel to the runway and be 5,000 feet long by 35 feet wide, remains $6 million.
Getting the runway rebuilt will improve the surface for fliers, but the taxiway is a major safety improvement.
$556,797 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration that would be used to reconstruct a portion of the airport's "Alpha" taxiway, which is the primary taxiway for the facility's main runway.
The funds will go to projects such as taxiway improvements, additional lighting, and the construction of aprons, and it is in addition to money provided for airports by the FAA's regular Airport Improvement Program.
James Inhofe: Landing on a closed runway and taking off on a taxiway could be considered a major no-no by the FAA, which can suspend Inhofe's pilot's license if it deems there were serious infractions.
But landing on a closed runway and taking off on a taxiway could be considered a major no-no by the FAA, which can suspend Inhofe's pilot's license if it deems there were serious infractions.