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1. Runway Markings. 2. Taxiway Markings. 3. Holding Position Markings. 4. Other Markings. b. Marking Colors. Markings for runways are white. Markings defining the landing area on a heliport are also white except for hospital heliports which use a red "H" on a white cross. Markings for taxiways, areas not intended for use by aircraft (closed and hazardous areas), and holding positions (even if they are on a runway) are yellow. 2-3-3. Runway Markings a. General. There are three types of markings for runways: visual, nonprecision instrument, and precision instrument. TBL 2-3-1 identifies the marking elements for each type of runway and TBL 2- 3-2 identifies runway threshold markings. TBL 2-3-1 Runway Marking Elements Marking Element Visual Runway Nonprecision Instrument Runway Precision Instrument Runway Designation X X X Centerline X X X Threshold X 1 X X

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