After controlling EGLC for an hour, I’ve noticed many people do not know how to correctly depart EGLC.
First off, no need to request for pushback. You’re already facing the taxiway and if you push, you’d push in the water or terminal.
If told to taxi to runway 27, taxi to the runway. Do not enter the runway without permission
Change to tower frequency and request for take off. Do not stay on Ground and ask to cross the runway. You’ll get a command saying something like backtaxi runway 27…
please, don’t pushback onto the runway. There’s a tutorial on how to backtaxi here:
If the airport is busy, and runway 27 is active, if you are 2nd in line for backtaxi, change to tower and once the plane in front gets clearance to backtaxi, request for takeoff. This will get more planes in the air much faster.
IFATC Panther (David Maz)