Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3803 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4491 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 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4459 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 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4325 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.