Painting by Numbers
by Alastair Mackenzie
It takes about 4 hours to paint each set of number to a reasonable standard - depending on the state of the runway surface. However, now that all 6 numbers have been repainted along with the double cross outside the hangar, the airfield looks much more used from the air. The numbers help the airfield stand out more to passing air traffic, assist pilots determine which runway is in use and act as a useful reference point for judging approach control.