Tag:aeroway=arresting_gear

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Description
A mechanical system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands on a runway Edit or translate this description.
Group: Aeroways
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

Wikidata

The tag aeroway=arresting_gear is used to map a mechanical system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands on a aeroway=runway, for example, a

This system is referred to as the "arrestor gear" or "arresting gear". Typical systems consist of several steel wire ropes laid across the aircraft landing area, designed to be caught by an aircraft's tailhook. While most common on aircraft carriers, these systems are sometimes found at land-based military airfields for training, expeditionary or emergency use.

How to map

Put a node on the runway way at the point where the arrestor is located. Tag with aeroway=arresting_gear.

See also