I was flying around Hawaii yesterday and ran into some interesting ATC decisions. The point of this post is Ground and tower need to be able to communicate, I don’t have the solution quiet figured out but I’m sure there is one.
Call sign- Rhody01
1 runway with no option to taxi to the active end unless I back taxied on the runway.
I was cleared to taxi and hold short of the active. Meanwhile tower had cleared traffic to land but I couldn’t hear him because I was up on Ground. The traffic landed and rolled out to the end did a 180 turn on the active and was waiting to clear the runway but couldn’t because I was there, being told to hold short. You can see this in the picture.
Then I was told to give way, which meant I needed to push back to give the airbus room to exit. Check out the pic of the radio transcript.
Anyway an aircraft never moves backwards once the tug is released and it’s on the taxiways. If ground and tower could communicate they could have worked this out. Or at least tower could have told the airbus to hold position on the active and then give me clearance to back taxi, which isn’t really the best option either but I wouldn’t have had to push back on the taxiway.
Anyway that’s the end of my little rant.