Today I was going an evening session at KLAX controlling ground, and found this.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me show you.
I noticed that on the progressive taxi page there is only a “follow aircraft ahead” option and I figured why isn’t there a follow aircraft on your right or left command?
Why do we need this?
We need this feature because whenever you instruct an aircraft to follow an aircraft on their left or right we have to do four commands.! First you say “Expect progressive taxi instructions” then you say “Turn right / left on the next taxiway” then you say “Turn right / left on the next taxiway” then finally after that you have to say “Follow aircraft ahead”. This takes a lot of time! I figured it would be easier to just say one command to follow the aircraft of your right / left.
Thanks for reading! :)