Airport Marking Survey

     Welcome to the “Airport Marking” survey.  This survey is part of an FAA sponsored research project at Texas A&M University and Purdue University which is focused on developing markings to help pilots make informed landing decisions.
     While you are under no obligation to participate in this survey, we would appreciate your participation and will use the survey results to validate and refine the evaluation methodology we have developed.  This evaluation methodology will promote more effective use of runway markings as part of the landing maneuver.  Your answers on the survey will be anonynized and not used in any way to identify you.      
    This survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, and consists of 9 questions.  If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Gene Hawkins at (979) 845-9946 or  Thank you for your participation.     
    Information about you will be kept confidential to the extent permitted or required by law.   Only your IP address will be recorded as identifying information.  The IP address will be removed from the database before analysis of the results.  The only person who have access to your IP address information will be the Texas A&M Principal Investigator. Representatives of regulatory agencies such as the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and entities such as the Texas A&M University Human Subjects Protection Program may access your records to make sure the study is being run correctly and that information is collected properly.    
    This research study has been reviewed by the Human Subjects’ Protection Program and/or the Institutional Review Board at Texas A&M University.  For questions about your rights as a research participant, to provide input regarding research, or if you have questions, complaints, or concerns about the research, you may call the Texas A&M University Human Research Protection Program office by phone at 1-979-458-4067, toll free at 1-855-795-8636, or by email at The IRB Reference Number is IRB-2015-0568D
    Answers to the first four questions of the survey will provide us with general information about your flying experience, plane flown, and type of airport where you fly.  The last five questions ask for your interpretation of experimental runway pavement markings.