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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.
The confusion began when the follow-me truck arrived to guide us across the active runway.
That hasn't gone over well in Westchester, because it would likely mean pushing an active runway closer to homes there.
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.
Another problem, says Hall, is that too often it takes an accident to spur the FAA to fix problems: As early as the 1970s, safety critics began urging the FAA to do something about the problem of "runway incursions," accidents caused when a plane, or even a service vehicle, wanders onto an active runway.
Aircraft using Taxiway C now maneuver in a narrow corridor between another taxiway located alongside an active runway and a service road used by airport vehicles.
Results from the 2014-2016 data are plotted in the graphic below, showing that both types of events predominated in the first two-thirds of the active runway.
His decisive actions prevented a tire blowout and subsequent damage to his aircraft; and ensured the active runway remained open for use by numerous airborne aircraft during critical combat operations.
Earlier in March this year, a 16-year-old runaway boy had scaled the airport wall and took an unchallenged half-hour morning jog along an active runway inside the IGI Airport.

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