How to report runway braking action.

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3WE
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How to report runway braking action.

Postby 3WE » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Please tell us how and when changes occurred.

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Olden days: Something like “Good, Fair, Poor, Nill”

Roughly in the last year: “5, 5, 5” (A ranking for touchdown zone, roll out and turn off”.

Within the last month: “Good, fair, poor”
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Re: How to report runway braking action.

Postby Gabriel » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:07 pm

I believe that the adjectives are subjective PIREPs while the numbers are actual measurements by the airport.

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Re: How to report runway braking action.

Postby flyboy2548m » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:20 am

I believe that the adjectives are subjective PIREPs while the numbers are actual measurements by the airport.
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Re: How to report runway braking action.

Postby 3WE » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:13 pm

Thank you, Flyboy.
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