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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.17): Runway Hotspots

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Runway Hotspots

Locations on a particular airport that historically have hazardous intersections. Hot spots alert pilots to the fact that there may be a lack of visibility at certain points or the tower may be unable to see that particular intersection. Whatever the reason, pilots need G-8 to be aware that these hazardous intersections exist and they should be increasingly vigilant when approaching and taxiing through these intersections. Pilots are typically notified of these areas by a Letter to Airmen or by accessing the FAA Office of Runway Safety.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/media/Glossary.pdf

 


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