Hey so i had this doubt for the longest time…for instance if we have to back taxi and we are using unicom…do we announce for takeoff before back taxiing or do we announce for take off right once we make our turn and align ourselves with runway…im sorry if it sounds confusing 😂
You always announce takeoff before entering the runway, no matter if backtaxiing or not
So I’m not weird for doing that
If you do not plan to get off of the runway before takeoff after backtracking then you should announce takeoff before backtracking.
Pablo is right. Backtaxi is pilot discretion and doesn’t need to be done if the plane is capable to start from a short runway. So takeoff or atc clearance is the right procedure here.
ok guys thank you :)