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|Locale Reference||airport : rdu.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Airport||markings : rdu.airport|
The taxi lines into the rdu gates are very difficult to see. There are access road lines that are easier to see than the lead in taxi line. Any chance we get these repainted? I flew the same trip twice and was still confused about the lines. Large drop off on the right doesn't help. Repaint taxi line with reflective paint and make it wider.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN ACR PILOT NOTES THAT SOME GATE LEAD IN LINES NEED REPAINTING AT RDU. FADED TAXI LINE LEADS TO CONFUSION WITH VEHICLE ACCESS ROAD LINES.
Narrative: THE TAXI LINES INTO THE RDU GATES ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE. THERE ARE ACCESS ROAD LINES THAT ARE EASIER TO SEE THAN THE LEAD IN TAXI LINE. ANY CHANCE WE GET THESE REPAINTED? I FLEW THE SAME TRIP TWICE AND WAS STILL CONFUSED ABOUT THE LINES. LARGE DROP OFF ON THE RIGHT DOESN'T HELP. REPAINT TAXI LINE WITH REFLECTIVE PAINT AND MAKE IT WIDER.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 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.