This is what all the signs and symbols at the airport runway mean

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Did you ever catch yourself looking through the airplane window, wondering what all those symbols, lights, and signs mean? Kate Ascher's new book The Way to Go has this and a lot more fascinating information and brilliant graphics. Here is an excerpt with some really cool stuff.

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lollipopKABOOM
lollipopKABOOM

As someone who used to work out on the turmac of SAN, I want to let anyone else who ever wondered "what's the deal with the blurry blue lights" that

THOSE LIGHTS ARE MAGIC. I've been literally close enough to touch them at night and they're equally as blurry up close. IDK how they do it. It must be the same technology that keeps Bigfoot blurry in photos.