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Taxiing Speed Limits?  
User currently offlineBridogger6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

I flew IAH-PHX tonight and after the landing we seemed to be taxiing very fast to our gate.. which I was grateful for as it was on the other side of the airport, but it made me wonder.. is their a taxi speed limit at the airport, if so what is it? And if not.. on average, how fast do planes actually move when they're taxiing? I have always wondered.. it's hard to tell ground speed sometimes when you're sitting higher up in the plane. Thanks in advance for your replies.

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User currently offlineAR1300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

here you go:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...rch=taxiing+speeds&search_order=id

Mike


User currently onlineEA CO AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
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For WN pilots, max taxi speed equals V1 minus 10kts.  Smile

User currently offlineSeven3Seven From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 2):
For WN pilots, max taxi speed equals V1 minus 10kts.

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User currently offlineSoaringadi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

***"For WN pilots, max taxi speed equals V1 minus 10kts"***

I absolutely have to agree with that. There is nothing wrong with that or anything, but yes, 90% of the times WN planes are taxiing like theres no tommorow  Smile.

Comming back to the topic..... ur plane was cleared for a high speed taxi, which the pilot can request, or atc may tell the pilot to do so to expedite of the runway etc. Here at Sfo we have a couple of "high speed" taxiways.


User currently offlineFly727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

It depends on the make and model and also on the airports (some request an expedite taxi run on long taxiways).

Our 727 procedures establish a maximum taxi speed of 20 knots and on turns of 13 knots.

My best friend flies the 737-700W and told me their recommended taxi speed is of 22 knots straight and 10 knots for the best comfort of passengers when turning.

RM  Smile


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Quoting Soaringadi (Reply 4):
..... ur plane was cleared for a high speed taxi, which the pilot can request, or atc may tell the pilot to do so to expedite of the runway etc. Here at Sfo we have a couple of "high speed" taxiways.

I believe the "high speed" taxiways you are referring to are the angled exit taxiways from the runway. Most big airports have these so traffic may exit the runway at a speed greater than it could by making a 90 degree turn. Most bigger planes have max taxi speeds that were talked about in a similar post. Eg. the MD-11 has a limit of 15kts in a 45 deg. turn and 10 kts in a 90 deg. turn. If you check the Jepp 10-9 airport diagram for SFO there are no references to high speed taxi ways and in fact there is a note restricting 747-400 a/c to speeds of less than 10kts in some areas and less than 5kts when passing other 747-400 on taxiway A & B. Most co.s have a policy on safe taxi speeds but there are always a few "hotdogs".


User currently offline10MID From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Heard a story about a CO 757 taxiing 100kts on taxiway FA at IAH. FOQUA data picked it up and heard the CA got fired.

User currently offlineFuturestar68 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Last summer I flew on an AZ ATR72 from Nice to Rome, and after landing (plane was about an hour late) we took one of those high-speed taxiways, but the pilot did what he promised us before take-off ("bring you to Rome as fast as possible"), the consequence was that a F/A clapped against the cockpit door, then the pilot started taxiing quite "normal"  rotfl 

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