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6/17/21 

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Holding Position Sign for a Taxiway that Intersects the Intersection of Two Runways 

FIG 2

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Holding Position Sign for a Runway Approach Area 

(b) 

If the sign is located on a taxiway that 

intersects the intersection of two runways, the 
designations for both runways will be shown on the 
sign along with arrows showing the approximate 
alignment of each runway, as shown in FIG 2

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In addition to showing the approximate runway 
alignment, the arrow indicates the direction to the 
threshold of the runway whose designation is 
immediately next to the arrow. 

(c) 

A runway holding position sign on a 

taxiway will be installed adjacent to holding position 
markings on the taxiway pavement. On runways, 
holding position markings will be located only on the 
runway pavement adjacent to the sign, if the runway 
is normally used by ATC for “Land, Hold Short” 
operations or as a taxiway. The holding position 

markings are described in Paragraph 2

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Position Markings. 

2.  Runway Approach Area Holding Position 

Sign. 

At some airports, it is necessary to hold an 

aircraft on a taxiway located in the approach or 
departure area for a runway so that the aircraft does 
not interfere with operations on that runway. In these 
situations, a sign with the designation of the approach 
end of the runway followed by a “dash” (

) and letters 

“APCH” will be located at the holding position on the 
taxiway. Holding position markings in accordance 
with Paragraph 2

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will be located on the taxiway pavement. An example 
of this sign is shown in FIG 2

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the sign may protect the approach to Runway 15 
and/or the departure for Runway 33. 

Airport Marking Aids and Signs 

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