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AIM

10/12/17

2−3−21

Airport Marking Aids and Signs

FIG 2−3−26

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

FIG 2−3−27

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 2−3−26.

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 2−3−5, Holding

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 2−3−5, Holding Position Markings,

will be located on the taxiway pavement. An example

of this sign is shown in FIG 2−3−27. In this example,

the sign may protect the approach to Runway 15

and/or the departure for Runway 33.