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Greetings from Sightline! Thank you to all of the new subscribers that have registered at
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webletter. Sightline specializes in Airport Marking Consulting, having 30 years of experience regarding pavement markings. The purpose of this seasonal publication, if it is new to you, is to inform about issues regarding Airport Markings.
September has been very busy, and it's not over yet! We're scheduled to be speaking and/or exhibiting at a few conferences in the next several months. To see where we'll be check out what's currently on our calendar below. The Best Practices Airfield Marking Handbook project has been extended and is now due to be completed April, 2008. For the latest on the Handbook click on the "What's New" button to the right.
We hope that you enjoy the following articles and strongly encourage feedback in the form of questions and comments! To send us feedback simply click on the "Contact Us" button on the right.
Where we will be in the next few months:
- October24-26, 2007: Georgia Airports Association Conference, Augusta, GA
- October 29-31, 2007: 2007 Airports Safety Conference, Savannah, GA
- April 2008: AAAE Maintenance Management Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
- April 21-24, 2008: Transportation Systems Workshop, Phoenix, AZ
That's right - Elvis is alive and well, swallowing gum doesn't digest for 7 years, and Bigfoot's day job is striping airports. Sightline comes across some misinformed beliefs in the field when talking with the aviation community. So we're taking some precious webletter space to dispel these urban myths one at a time. Today's busted myth: Type 4 beads and 1952-D paint work well in concert.
In hot, arid environments found in southwestern states, weather generally doesn't limit painting operations year round. For the rest of us, we need some cooperation from Mother Nature to allow for striping. But when is the best time to paint?
Most of us have never heard of striated markings. However, airports that experience a lot of precipitation in the form of snow and ice are often quite familiar. The adapted design creates some unique issues for the maintenance of striated markings, and we discuss said issues here.
Many things are temporary: those pesky "Vote For Surname" signs all over the roadways; temporary employees; temporary fillings for dental work; temporary housing; temporary service (just ask National Guardsmen!); and our personal favorite: temporary pavement markings.