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.

We sell all of these products, you can find the airport barricades, flags and lights on my website at https://www.trans-supply.com/c-9-airport-supply.aspx

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