I created this graphical edit/explanation towards the issue. I’m trying to see if it is always procedure for the closest taxiway to the runway to be used by aircrafts taxiing in the direction of the functional landing/takeoff direction of the runway. Then the outside taxiway (Shown A380) is used to taxi to the takeoff end. I’m I correct, or is this just no real rule for this. I’m sorry for my poor explanation as it is hard to express what I understand in my head.
I should include that in this case the A380 is taxing AGAINST the flow of inbound/outbound traffic of the runway seen.
Thanks for the information 😊. I’ll take note of this when doing flights at airports that has 2 paralel taxiways next to the runway 😊
Yeah that’s right. I remember seeing a topic telling us to taxi on the inner taxiway next to a runway when taxiing or that runway. (It is hard to explain! Lol)
I learned something new today. Thanks!
This makes a lot of sense !! I always taxi this way.
Are we supposed to be on outer taxiway when we are at end of runway where inbounding planes exit to let them get on taxiway? As we get closer to start of take off end, we need to get on inner taxiway. Is that right?
I’m doing it exactly the other way around. Taxiway closest to the runway is the direction to the takeoff spot. See this post: Taxiway etiquette
Can a real world pilot share their experience?
Yeah I do it like this. If you’re taxxing to runway stay close to it. If you’re parking taxi near terminals.
Taking a real world example:
This is a current view of 09R/27L at LHR. Blue is runway direction. Aircraft taxing towards the runway (or possibly T4, south of the runway) take the closer taxiway, red. Traffic taxiing to parking/north side of the airport taxi using the further taxiway, black.
This is how it happens IRL at Heathrow, and as far as I know most airports. Technically here, @wooden3D is going in the opposite direction, however I’m unsure whether other airports take the other way around; maybe a pilot or ATC can advise here?
Thanks now I will know what what taxiway to taxi on.
Guys the title was edited and I never actually realized, originally I was confused and thought what I was showing was correct. I was looking for someone to tell me how to do it properly.
Yup if you lool at the link @FabianBouw provided you’ll have all you need to know.
They must be somewhat interchangeable, depending on the ground destination of the aircraft. The more I look at LAX especially it seems I may have it swapped in my mind, but I think a lot of people use my procedure on live. It’s just because when aircraft are taxiing to the runway, they are far less likely to collide with an aircraft that is turning off the runway after landing, because it would make sense for them to remain on the inside taxiway. As I said this is really hard to explain in words and not just with a IRL situation or in IF live.
I know at LAX it is like that as well.
His link does not fully explain the issue of dual taxiways.
Mostly because it assumes you can somehow skip over the closer taxiway to the runway in a post landing taxiing to parking situation.
I’ve always used both ways as taxiing to the runway and taxiing to parking, I never knew there was a side that you have to stick to… I might consider doing this in the future.
It does because I wrote it long ago. It includes dual dual taxiways if you actually read the whole thing
Closest to the runway is heading to the active runway. Closest to the terminal taxis away from active runway.
It can be either or, it’s what ever taxiway the controller specifies.