2.2.3 Landing Grounds
188.8.131.52 Example 1
|Location of Example:
||152°32'40" East, 25°14'17" South
- Landing Grounds appear as relatively long, straight, paved or graded features.
- They are not part of the road network and generally have only a few access points.
- They are often noticeably wider than surrounding roads.
- In some cases, especially commercial landing grounds, they have a smaller taxi strip running parallel.
- In Figure: 184.108.40.206b notice the dark blue grey signature of the landing ground compared with the surrounding area.
- A buffer of Vegetation is generally cleared along the edges of the Landing Ground to minimise risk to aeroplane safety.
- In rural and remote areas Landing Grounds can be more isolated from surrounding infrastructure and simplified to a single strip. Access points may not be visible on imagery.
- Whereas in more populated areas Landing Grounds can be of a more complex nature often with more than one landing strip (i.e. cross strip) and maybe more difficult to differentiate from licensed facilities without Reference Material.
|Figure: 220.127.116.11 Representation of a Landing Ground.
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