Using closed runway as a taxiway?

Is that allowed to happen? I was on Advanced earlier this evening and saw a plane using a red runway as a taxiway. Not complaining at all, just asking as I am curious.

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It’s funny, I was going to make a topic about this. I hear IRL ATC tell an aircraft to taxi down an inactive runway and exit at a certain point.

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I have taxied on a runway before IRL.

At air traffic controller’s discretion.

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Great example is Gatwick’s 08L/26R in real life

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Was just about to point that out.

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Just a Backtaxi, especially if it’s on Advanced. If there’s no reason for him to Backtaxi report him. (Also be careful is isn’t just landing, or starting to takeoff)

I think you mean 26R/08L? That’s most of the time, every night this week Gatwick is using 08L/26R after 2200Z for maintenance on the main runway, if I control here I always allow 26R as a taxiway if I’m using 26L for operations. But if Gatwick swap runways IRL then I do this on IF Live.

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Sorry got confused. Corrected

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