|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bhm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 103|
flight time total : 10224
flight time type : 7700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
Landed on runway 05. Turned off the runway and called ground for taxi clearance to the east ramp. Was told to taxi as requested, but to hold short of 36, which I did. The problem is seeing the hold line for runway 36 at mid-field. This is a heavily used taxi route and the hold line is too dirty and faded. When looking into the sun or at night, it is not possible to see the line. We need to get and keep the hold lines in much better condition at many of the airports in the southeast. There should also be greater use of the green on white runway identing signs at hold lines next to runway xings. These are a great help when looking into the sun or at night.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HOLD LINES HARD TO SEE.
Narrative: LANDED ON RWY 05. TURNED OFF THE RWY AND CALLED GND FOR TAXI CLRNC TO THE E RAMP. WAS TOLD TO TAXI AS REQUESTED, BUT TO HOLD SHORT OF 36, WHICH I DID. THE PROB IS SEEING THE HOLD LINE FOR RWY 36 AT MID-FIELD. THIS IS A HEAVILY USED TAXI ROUTE AND THE HOLD LINE IS TOO DIRTY AND FADED. WHEN LOOKING INTO THE SUN OR AT NIGHT, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE THE LINE. WE NEED TO GET AND KEEP THE HOLD LINES IN MUCH BETTER CONDITION AT MANY OF THE ARPTS IN THE SE. THERE SHOULD ALSO BE GREATER USE OF THE GREEN ON WHITE RWY IDENTING SIGNS AT HOLD LINES NEXT TO RWY XINGS. THESE ARE A GREAT HELP WHEN LOOKING INTO THE SUN OR AT NIGHT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.