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Unenclosed airport runway symbol…no tick marks to denote available fuel services

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I just pulled out my sectional chart and noticed that hard-surfaced runways greater than 8069 feet are unenclosed with a circle.

Since these airport runways are unenclosed on the sectional chart, there are no "tick marks" denoting that fuel is offered.

However, I am looking at two specific airports on my sectional...both unenclosed (therefore, no tick marks)...but I KNOW that fuel is offered at these airports.

Is there another symbol denoting "available fuel" for airport runways that are unenclosed on sectional charts?  Or, since it's probably a larger airport am I too assume that they have fuel available and to check my A/FD to make sure fuel is offered?

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  1. Wesley Beard on Dec 30, 2010

    There is no way on the sectional chart to determine fule availability at an airport with a runway greater than 8069′.  The best bet is to always double check your AF/D.  Remember sectional charts are issued once every 6 months and an AF/D is issued every 56 days.  Even if an airport has tick marks, you may find that the FBO has permanently closed or is not open when you want to get fuel.  The AF/D will have the latest information for you.
    I also check the AirNav website for business information on the field and call them for courtesy car availability and fuel prices.  You might find that on a long cross country flying 50NM for cheaper fuel may only add minutes to your trip.

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