We still see many pilots on Expert, who don’t know what back-taxi is.
Here is (again) the back-taxi procedure.
A back-taxi to the start (or exit) of a runway, may be needed in situations where the airport’s taxiway does not stretch all the way to the start (or exit) of the runway. Back-taxi procedure occurs on Tower frequency, where an aircraft taxies to the start (or exit) of the runway.
Back-taxi procedures can be needed for take-off and/or after landing, depending on the layout of the airport.
We see errors such as:
- Pilot, holding short for the runway, requesting runway crossing from Ground
- Pilot not requesting anything, and just continue their taxi on the runway, as it’s its a taxiway.
- Pilots switching to Tower and just sit quiet on the hold-short line, not knowing what to request, and perhaps looking for a cross-runway request in their Tower menu (which doesn’t exist)
- Pilots back-taxiing at a painfully slow speed. You can go faster than 35 on a runway!!
- Pilots in little aircrafts performing a back-taxi, while being told to take-off or lineup and wait
Below’s the info. READ AND WATCH IT, if you don’t know