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Judgemental Oversteering?  
User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Hello Professional pilots,

I after reading a discussion on another topic forum here on A.Net and got to looking at MCO on another site. I saw this:

"..................Group IV and above must perform judgemental oversteering instead of cockpit centerline steering when taxiing"

What does that mean? Using rudder to steer? That's my guess at least.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17661 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

My guess as to the meaning is that larger aircraft (Group IV and above) need to "widen their turns". If they turn too tightly, the main gear set on the inside of the turn may go off the pavement.

In other words, they cannot just turn following the line painted on the taxiway. They must continue past the line and turn well after the cockpit has passed it.

As for the "judgmental" part, I guess it means that they need to use their judgment while doing this.

Just my guesses.

[Edited 2009-05-06 05:03:19]

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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2268 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

That's correct but I'm surprised it doesn't refer to specific taxiways since many do have turn fillets. CDG is a good example of some taxiways that do not have fillets and an MD-11 cannot make the turn even with "over center turning".

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