Printable airport diagrams are available on this page that will give you a chart that shows the elements of what is presented on an airport outlay. Airport diagrams are specifically designed to assist in the movement of ground traffic at locations with complex runway/taxiway configurations and provide information for updating computer-based navigation systems aboard aircraft. Explore the following diagrams below and just click on an image of the diagram to enlarge and download!
There are many elements of an airport diagram such as the runway dimensions, elevations, and gradient. Airport diagram’s scales are variable. There are also position and identification of taxiways, ramps and parking areas, type of runway surface, closed runways/taxiways, location/identification of buildings, control tower, airport beacon, and other structures, and the location/elevation of obstructions. Try to read those elements in the following images of the airport diagram below.
Geographical coordinate grids are further broken down into 5-second ticks, within each 1-minute increments. Airport diagrams are not intended to be used for approach and landing or departure operations. As you can see on some of the airport diagrams, there is also a legend that will help you understand the symbols on the diagram. Airport diagrams are extremely helpful tools for navigation on the ground.
You should always have the diagram available for reference during any ground operation. Studying these diagrams is a great and easy way to understand the components of an airport diagram. You can download, print and study the diagrams by clicking on the chosen image!