Oakland County, Michigan/Airport/Pilots/Runway Braking Action

Runway Braking Action

Runway Friction Tester (RFT) / Decelerometer

Oakland County International Airport recently acquired a Runway Friction Tester (RFT)/Decelerometer for use during the winter seasons. An RFT provides a scale of braking action reports for runways and taxiways.  Additional information regarding the RFT is available in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-30A, Chapter 5.

The following links provide details on the newest reporting standards:

Runway Braking Action Memorandum: October 2007 
Runway Braking Action/Runway Surface Condition chart