Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3801 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4333 times:
That is exactly why, sometimes there is not any info, or it is not updated....or simply the pilot is new to the airport and the taxiway layout is confusing, although I have noticed that they are used in Asia and Europe much more then in North America.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
SIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
I saw a follow-me vehicle guiding my Dragonair flight just after we landed at Guilin, China. We I departed Guilin, I saw the follow-me vehicle guiding all arriving flights. Does anyone know what is the real purpose of this follow-me vehicle, as far as I could see the Guilin airport seemed very simple and straightforward to navigate.
Dvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
They used to be used in Toronto in the winter to take aircraft to the correct de-icing pads. Don't think they are used anymore. I have seen them being used to guide construction vehicles at night around the taxiways.