I for the longest time ever thought it was wrong of 777’s and other Heavies to taxi 20-30kts but after have spent one week of only flying Cathay Pacific 777’s, and following realistic procedur to the maximum extent, I noticed that, since all Departures on Hong Kong Int’l takes place on RWY 07R, and many 777’s are parked at gates, far away, they have to taxi far, and they are then allowed to taxi between 20-30kts, where many taxi at around 25-27kts on the long stretch to get from one end to the other end of the runway.
I also noticed recently, that last summer, as I was on a Lufthansa 747-400 at Kansai. Well on my way home, it taxied all the way to the other from one end, so it reached 26kts and kept it’s speed at 22-27kts.
So it’s definitely fine to taxi that fast but what I find odd and unrealistic, is that many pilots in IF, with their Heavies, not small ones like B737 and A320, but 777, 787, A340 and A380 for an example, well many not all, right as they begin taxiing, they pound the thrust livers to maximum or whatever, reaching 30kts in matter of 1.35738848673876 seconds, like, hello? 100% N1 or what?
It’s quite unreasonable as well to taxi faster than 20 or even 15kts when you’re close to the Runway just because you want to take off first, like it’s not a race and just calm down, you’ll get airborne today, not tomorrow, so stay calm and don’t start racing like a 3y/o. This happens to me quite often, as many I’ve seen on IF trying to race me to the runway, but I taxi at my own speed, often times breaking in to let them taxi ahead of me to avoid possible collisions.
Anyways, the conclusion is that you’re allowed to taxi up to 20-30kts if you’re on a taxi route and the taxi routes is straight, and if it bends, slow down and turn slowly, thanks. Also don’t start your taxi with N1 100%, but 10% on the throttles, and slowly reach a speed that matches, your length of taxi, your type of aircraft and weight.
“Be Considerate Of Your Fellow Pilots, Respect Them The Way They Deserve To Be Treated, And You’ll Be Served With The Same Kindness Back One Day” ❤