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active runway

Any runway currently in use for takeoff and/or landing.
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Already behind schedule, we discussed the possibility of turning the plane around and using a different taxiway to reach the active runway. We called the U.S.
Aviation expert Saj Ahmad, Saj chief analyst at StrategicAero Research, said there's "no doubt that delays on the ground will happen because of waiting times -- both arrival and departure -- with only one active runway in use."
The map actually stops at the tarmac, but twice this month, wayward drivers have continued across an active runway at Fairbanks International Airport.
Two hours later, with a "full" preflight completed, I took the active runway and tried to cycle the IFF to normal.
"We lived next to an active runway, so I learned to imitate planes first, but I can do just about anything.
The confusion began when the follow-me truck arrived to guide us across the active runway. The truck driver said I needed to radio tower during the move.
The National Transportation Safety Board's report concluded that "the flight crew's misidentification of the parallel taxiway as the active runway" led to the mistake, but said night lighting conditions were a contributing factor.
In October 2001 at the Linate airport in Milan, Italy, a Cessna jet operated by Air Evex, a German Company taxied onto an active runway in the fog, colliding with a Scandinavian Air Systems jet that was just taking off.
The academy doesn't need an active runway in the same way as Dara did to allow aircraft undergoing maintenance to arrive and depart.
City officials disagree, citing complaints from other pilots and fight instructors about skydivers jumping through clouds, swooping too low over an active runway and even walking across the runway in front of aircraft.
But airport chiefs said no investigation would be held, saying it was "very uncommon" for aircraft pilots to stray on to the active runway while taxi-ing.
The report recommended that the Civil Aviation Authority should issue instructions requiring UK registered aircraft to use strobe lights, if fitted, when on an active runway in the UK.

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