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Airport Marking Aids and Signs

FIG 2−3−38

Destination Sign for Military Area

FIG 2−3−39

Destination Sign for Common Taxiing Route to Two Runways

2−3−11. Destination Signs

a. Destination signs also have a yellow back-

ground with a black inscription indicating a

destination on the airport. These signs always have an

arrow showing the direction of the taxiing route to

that destination. FIG 2−3−38 is an example of a

typical destination sign. When the arrow on the

destination sign indicates a turn, the sign is located

prior to the intersection.

b. Destinations commonly shown on these types

of signs include runways, aprons, terminals, military

areas, civil aviation areas, cargo areas, international

areas, and fixed base operators. An abbreviation may

be used as the inscription on the sign for some of these


c. When the inscription for two or more

destinations having a common taxiing route are

placed on a sign, the destinations are separated by a

“dot” (

) and one arrow would be used, as shown in

FIG 2−3−39. When the inscription on a sign contains

two or more destinations having different taxiing

routes, each destination will be accompanied by an

arrow and will be separated from the other

destinations on the sign with a vertical black message

divider, as shown in FIG 2−3−40.