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The most thorough multimedia guide to safe airport ground operations!
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Getting Around On The Ground™ is the most thorough multimedia guide to safe airport ground operations!

Don't become a victim or a cause of runway incursions!

Are you familiar with the problem of "runway incursions?" Have you ever had a runway incursion? A runway incursion is "Any occurrence at an airport involving an aircraft, vehicle, person, or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in a loss of separation with an aircraft taking off, intending to takeoff, landing, or intending to land."

All pilots can agree on one fact:

It’s easy to become disoriented, overloaded, or misunderstand communications when operating on the ground. Yet ground operations are one of the most critical phases of any flight. The fact is, runway and airport safety is getting worse. As of December 1, 2000, the number of runway incursions and other ground incidents is rising. The chart at the right illustrates the rising trend in the number of runway incursions.

What can you do to help ensure that you won't cause a runway incursion in the future? What can you do to help prevent being a victim of a runway incursion?

Getting Around On The Ground™ is the only interactive, multimedia tool available that teaches the types of airport markings, signage, and lighting. It also goes beyond simple technical knowledge by outlining hazards, safety tips, and procedures that will help keep you aware, knowledgeable, and safe on the ground. Go to the next section to find out all that Getting Around On The Ground™ can do for you!

As an overview, Getting Around On The Ground™ provides:

  • Full sound narration to make learning easy
  • 3D graphics that show the airport environment from ground view
  • Skills for preventing runway incursions
  • Complete descriptions and visuals of airport markings, signs, and lighting
  • Methods of incorporating knowledge of markings, signs, and lighting in your flight operations
  • Ground procedures
  • Safety "Quick Tips" that you can use immediately
  • Case Studies of real-world runway incursion incidents and accidents
  • Printable documents from NASA and the FAA

Getting Around On The Ground™ also contains:

  • 3 hours of narrated instruction
  • 15 instructional sections
  • 125 original 3D graphics and animations
  • 40 quiz questions
  • 17 "Quick Tips"

Main Menu

The Main Menu is used to access each of the 15 instructional sections. The sections included are:

  • Introduction
  • Runway Markings
  • Taxiway Markings
  • Other Pavement Markings
  • Holding Position Markings
  • Mandatory Instruction Signs
  • Location Signs
  • Direction Signs
  • Destination Signs
  • Other Signs
  • Airport Lighting
  • Ground Procedures
  • Quick Tips
  • Case Study
  • Documents and Literature

Case Studies and Statistics

A primary feature of Getting Around On The Ground™ is it's emphasis on case studies and statistics. In other words, you'll find out how close your own experiences could be to actual accidents and close-calls. You won't just learn the technical aspects of airport operations, but you'll also learn about specific real-life runway incursion hazards.

3D "Ground-view" Graphics

It's no wonder airports are confusing when taxiing on the ground. Since most aircraft sit low to the ground, it's difficult to visualize one's position. That's why we created 3D graphics that represent how things really look—low to the ground. All graphics feature accurate representations of signs, colors, and markings.


You'll have the chance to test your knowledge after each section. Simple quiz questions are provided in a variety of formats, accompanied by 3D graphics to illustrate the question at hand.

Markings, Signs, and Lighting

You'll learn how to interpret the colors, symbols, and placement of markings, signs, and lighting. Since many airport layouts are rather confusing, such scenarios are illustrated to describe how such markings, signs, and lights are used.


Although not a tutorial on communications, Getting Around On The Ground™ does emphasize the importance of proper communication and taxiing technique. The section on Procedures provides an overview of proper ground operations.

Quick Tips

While factual knowledge is a good thing, pilots need real tips and techniques that can help prevent runway incursions. Seventeen Quick Tips are provided, with clear graphics, that you can start using right away.

System Requirements

Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, or Windows 95
4MB RAM (8MB recommended)
CD-ROM drive
2MB hard drive space
Video supporting 256-color mode (minimum)
Sound card (not required, but recommended)

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