Hello my fellow Pilots, ATC and community members.
I realised, in my position as IFATC Specialist, that a lot of Pilots on the Expert Server don’t know how to use theTaxiwys at Hilo Intl Airport correctly.
Here is a short Overview:
You have noticed that there is only one major Taxiway at this Airport for In- and Outbounds called ‘‘A’’ on the chart.
So please help us to provide a better and smoother controlling by following the next aspects:
1.) Taxiing from and to the main Apron
You may realised that there are two Taxiways which you can use to taxy to the Apron. But there are a simple but important difference between this two Taxiways. Notwithstanding the fact which Runway are in Use you should always use the left Way for Pilots taxiing to the Apron and the right for Pilots taxiig from the Apron. This avoid head-to-head situations at the left Taxiway. And when you get an Push clearence please face always to the right Taxiway.
2.) Regular Taxiways
These are no Taxiways
You can see that there are no yellow line on it and no markings at all.
-> It is a street and not a taxiway. So fellow pilots be patient and wait until you are cleared to taxi at the main Taxiway.
3.) Runway crossing
In the case that you have to cross the Runway 21/03 please only use the left Taxiway unless you want to park at the right Apron.
->> Becaus the left way is the only real Taxiway.
So my fellow Pilots I hope that this is a little help for you and you understand how it works at PHTO.
Best regards and Blue Skies.
//IFATC Lars T (ATC Specialist)