Aircraft Spacing

I’ve noticed that whatever server I’m on, when I’m holding short and there’s traffic behind me, they often come quite close up to my backside. When I’m behind someone else I try and leave a planes-length between me and them. What is the correct length I should be?


I have wondered the same thing myself. I try and do the same thing you do, trying to keep 1 plane’s length between myself and the aircraft ahead of me.

I normally pull up to someone about 1/2 or 1 plane length apart. I don’t want to crowd them, or leave too much room for some nimrod to cut through line and squeeze in the open space.

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I am the A320, is this appropriate spacing behind the 77W?

And the guy behind me is not appropriately spaced


As a regular, you should know better than to necropost.