displaced threshold


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displaced threshold

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A threshold is located at some distance away the beginning of a runway, but it does not include the downwind end of the runway. Areas reached prior to the displaced threshold are not permitted for landing, but they may be used for takeoff and taxiing.
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Tenders are invited for Runway 9 displaced threshold relocation.
Instead of realizing the first indication of an airspeed-indicator failure, I mistakenly chocked it up to having started from an imposed 300-foot displaced threshold at the Bagram airfield.
As the aircraft crossed the displaced threshold, the No.