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What Specs Do I Need for My Airport Barricades?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 By: admin

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A lot of times when customers call to get a quote from us on airport barricades, they do not know the exact specs they need for those barricades.  In this case I am talking about the reflective sheeting requirements (Engineer Grade or Hi Intensity? Sheeting on one side or both sides?) as well as the lights and flags required.

The most common spec I have seen for airport barricade projects is hi intensity sheeting on both sides of the barricade, two red solar 360 degree airport lights on each barricade, and one orange flag on one end of the barricade.  This is probably 75% of my orders.

I wouldn’t go so far as to assume that’s what you need, but it’s a good place to start.  If you are unsure of the specs you need suggest this spec to the project engineer and see what they respond with.  It’s also important to note these barricade I am talking about are 10″ high and 96″ long.

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What are Airport Barricades?

Friday, July 26, 2013 By: admin

airport barricadeI decided to answer the question ‘What are airport barricades?’ because I know the frustration that comes with a boss coming up and asking you to purchase something that you know nothing about.  First comes the Google search, which may not actually come up with any sort of definition of the product but just a picture of it.  Ok, so now you need to know what that orange and white striping is.  And is this even the right size?

No need to worry, I will break down what airport barricades are for you here.  First let’s start off with the different names.  The technical name is airport barricade but it can be called airport barrier or 10 x 96 barrier or even low profile airport barricade.  The size of the barricades can be either 10″ x 96″ or 24″ x 96″.  There are some that are 8″ tall but they are less common.  The 10 x 96 is your most common barrier.

Once you know the size, you will want to find out if reflective sheeting is needed.  The orange and white stripes are the reflective sheeting.  The grade of sheeting is almost always Hi Intensity, and not only do you need it for just about every project but you need it on both sides of the barricade as well.

Now to move onto the lights, you are going to need red solar 360 degree airport lights.  Most are FAA approved but check with your vendor (ours are).  Also if you are getting the lights from a different source (or you are told the lights have already been purchased) make sure the lights will fit the airport barricade.  Since the lights screw in, you need to know the diameter and height of the screw-hole as well as the threading on the light.

The last part is the flags.  These are not always necessary I have lots of customers purchase these barricades without the flags but some projects require them.  Do you need 1 or 2 flags per barricade?  Does the barricade have the holes for the flags?  All questions you need to find out.  A typical airport flag is 18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ and is all orange.  It has a dowel (the part of the flag you hold) which is usually wood.

And that’s about it.  If you stumbled upon this page and were wondering what their function is, they are usually used on airport runways that are under construction and the lights/flags/reflective sheeting help delineate the runway so airplanes can see where the runway is at all times.

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Airport Barricade Requirements

Friday, May 17, 2013 By: admin

Airport BarricadeWhen it comes to airport projects, the wording in the requirements can be quite tricky.  This is especially true when you don’t know anything about airport barricades.  It’s going to be a toss up whether they want to call the screw in airport lights flashers, barricade lights, solar beacons and are they going to tell you the number required per barricade?

A lot of the times you need to really read into the requirements to see all the airport barricade needs.  And we want to offer you help.  If you have trouble understanding the requirements go ahead and give us a call at (413) 281-6393.  We should be able to help.

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Orange / White Airport Barriers

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 By: admin

This post is for those of you who traveled over the holidays and noticed the orange and white airport barricades on the runway and wondered what their purpose was.  Most likely they had one or two red lights that were blinking on them, and possibly a flag or two.  These are used almost exclusively on airports that are under construction.

They are to warn pilots that the runways in under construction  and the lights make them easier to be seen.  The short height and long width make them perfect for being placed right down the runway.  You won’t typically see them on working runways though it can happen.

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Airport Barricade Features

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 By: admin

This blog post is dedicated to understanding the different features/options that are available with an airport barricade.  There are four important decisions you need to make: height of the barricade, reflective sheeting, lights and flags.  A typical airport barricade is 10 x 96″ but there are also 24″ x 96″ models.

Reflective sheeting is the orange/white stripes on a barricade that give the unit more visibility.  You can typically get barricades with sheeting on one side, two sides, or you can choose to have no sheeting at all.  Most projects require sheeting on both sides.

Now for lights, these are typically red, solar powered and 360 degrees.  They screw in the top of the airport barricade, and the project will call for one of two per unit.  180 degree lights can also fit on these, but it does depend on the model so always double check with the seller.

Flags are typically 18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ and a solid orange color.  Most barricades have one or two holders for flags.  That’s the basics when it comes to these, but if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.