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User currently offlineYdna_anderson From Philippines, joined Jun 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

how does the pilot of a big airliner follow the centerline in taxiing? would he be just looking out the window and follow the lines or is there a camera of some sort  Nuts in which he can monitor?
thanks a lot  Smile

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User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

There is a line on the center that the pilot follows and simply by looking out the window


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4297 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

keep the centerline just in the inside of your inside leg.. works in pretty much any airplane.

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineYdna_anderson From Philippines, joined Jun 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months ago) and read 1998 times:

tom, where's this "line on the center" that they follow?
thanks a lot

User currently offlineJunior From Switzerland, joined Apr 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Every taxi way and Apron have (normally) yellow taxi guide lines. As long as you're going straight, it's no big deal to keep the aircraft centered on the line. Problem starts in tight turns (eg. in JFK). There you can't follow the line any more like this. It's like driving a long truck. If you would follow the line, the turn would be too tight and you'll end up dragging your mainwheels through the gras inside the curve.
The longer the plane, the more you have to watch out. The A340-600 has 2 taxi cams that deliver their picture to 2 screens in the cockpit to assist you taxiing. I think one if the 777 models uses the same aid.

User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Actually in a lot of small airports, and some larger ones, there are no taxi center lines, just edge lines or blue edge lights at night. I first encountered this here at SDF after moving in from JFK and LGA. Kinda un-nerving taxiing a jumbo without a center line. With all the re-construction here at SDF that has been taken care of, center lines every where.

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