Bridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 718 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3231 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.
Soaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3142 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 .
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.
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2972 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".
Futurestar68 From Austria, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2739 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"