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Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:32 am

Hey Airline Pilots,
When you guys are taxiing, is there an instrument that tells you how fast you are going? If so, what is the maximum taxing speed for your airline company other than ATC instructions and is it in knots?
Sometimes when i'm spotting at the airport, I see pilots taxiing faster than usual.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:12 am

No clue for airlines here, but as a GA pilot, I have never heard an airliner being given taxi speeds nor have I received them myself, but I have been given instructions like "Taxi acrost runway 30 without delay, traffic on a 16 mile final.". That's the only speed data I've been told.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:17 am

Well, I guess you can use the airspeed indicator over a certain speed. As for the speed itself, pilots can taxi at any speed they see safe. Some airports have speed restrictions but if you feel like doing 60 knots and it is safe, I don't see why not.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:24 am

The airspeed indicator wouldn't always be correct on the ground, because it measures your speed through the air, not on the ground...
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:50 am

You can use your GPS, LORAN, RNAV, FMS, or INS to get a groundspeed readout on the ground.

Generally though it is teh pilots judgement and it is kept around 20 mph or slower.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 6:10 pm

the only good speedometer on the ground is your eyeball.

A wise man once wrote : "never taxi faster than a man can walk"

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 7:23 pm

From their taxi speeds, it seems as if most Southwest, Ryanair and easyJet aircraft are piloted by Formula 1 drivers. Big grin  Insane
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 7:30 pm

XFSU is correct.

We normally don't exceed 15 kts, although I know someone who got up to 60kts on the long taxi out at Munich, and as a rookie trainee when learning to fly at Liverpool, we used to taxi to the disused site of the old airfield; there was one instructor who used to get airborne as we taxied around. Just 10 feet or so above the ground, we were hidden from the tower by trees and buildings so no-one ever knew; but a great laugh in a Tomahawk  Big thumbs up
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Tue Dec 25, 2001 8:11 pm

I think most airliner manufacturers impose taxi speed limits on their aircraft, isn't it?

I also heard that sometimes there are speed limits when making turns...

Anyway, I think most pilots do not exceed 25kts when taxiing to/from runway

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 12:09 am

Especially those small jets, like 737s, seem to taxi sometimes VERY fast!  Wow!

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 12:24 am

the only good speedometer on the ground is your eyeball - Your eyeball is no good for taxi-ing a 747, when you are 30 feet off the ground.

I've taxied 1-11, A320's, DC10's, 747's and A340's the eyeball is only any good on 1-11's & A320's.

As a general rule you taxi no faster than 20kts in a straight line & enter a turn no faster than 10kts and even slower when the taxiway is wet.

Getting the speed right in a turn can be a matter of judgement because you can come to a stop in the middle of a sharp turn if you enter it too slowly. This phenomenon is more pronounced on a/c where the nose leg is angled fwd (e.g. DC10 & A320) as the leg wants to dig into the ground when it is turned away from straight ahead.

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:08 am

I remember once on a SWA flight as soon as the 737-300 landed in indianapolis i noticed the extremely fast speed in witch it was taxig to the gate. I remember seeing a small pickup truck that by my judjegemt i believe it was going around 60MPH and looking througt the window i am noticing the 737 slowly passing the truck. what amased me was that i couldnt believe that we were taxing at i believe 70MPH and the pickup truck seemed like trying to catch up to the 737. looks like yea SWA pilots taxi like formula 1 racers


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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:42 am

A wise man once wrote : "never taxi faster than a man can walk" - Obviously he has never been to a major international airport. You'd be very popular with ATC taxi-ing at that speed !
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:49 am

On the upper right hand side of our Navigational Display (ND), we have an indication of our ground speed, whether on ground or in the air and we use this to adjust our taxi speed. We go at around 10-15kts on a tight taxiway, or in the apron area and up to 30 on the open taxiway. To turn tight corners, like turning into the bay etc.. we taxi at 10kts max, otherwise the whole nosegear starts creaking and making a horrible noise, which wouldn't be too popular with the first class passengers. There would also be wheel scuffing, which isn't good at all.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:58 am

Someone once made up what was a bogus pre-taxi checklist for a Southwest B-737, which included the following:

"...brakes released...transponder set...flaps set...altimeter set and checked...seatbelt sign on...throttle full open...V-1...taxi...."
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:15 am

Interesting you should mention Indianapolis. When you land to the Southwest, it is literally nearly 2 miles from the end of those runways to the terminal. In that instance, with no other planes in close proximity, a fast taxi there is safe and prudent.

So I'll open up the can of worms, it never ceases to amaze me to watch the way Southwest (Airlines this time) taxis. They zip around at warp 9, only to hold at another intersection or get in the long line at takeoff. They remind me of drivers who floor the gas pedal as soon as the light turns green, just to have to stop at the next red light a block away, and they do it over and over.

There are prudent times, like above, when a fast taxi is just fine, but I do think Southwest's speeds will bite em' some day with either a runway incursion or some problem leaving the taxi way. By definition taxiing is a critical phase of flight and needs to be approached that way with caution and close attention.

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:43 am

Well, from what I understand, Southwest pilots get a bonus if they arrive at the gate on time. So if they are just a little bit behind, they will try to make up the time on the ground to the gate. Part of me doesn't approve of this as this can create an unsafe condition. I have seen it many times at STL.
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Southwest Taxi Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:44 am

Where is the most dangerous place at the airport?

Between a Southwest pilot and his/her gate!
 
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RE: Southwest Taxi Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 9:51 am

I also notice that after an aircraft from a major airline arrives at the gate, it turns off the engies after about 15 secs, whereas Southwest pilots haul into the gate, and slam on their brakes at the last minute, while turning off the engines! Taxi with them is great, because I love to see that wing bounce up and down, its really fun to point out to first time WN fliers!  Smokin cool
I fly on WN a lot, so for my safety's sake, I really hope it doesn't bite them!


P.S. I thought the 737 had a taxi speed gauge on the overhead panel by the pressurization gauge and the starter switches.

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 12:17 pm

-P.S. I thought the 737 had a taxi speed gauge on the overhead panel by the pressurization gauge and the starter switches. -

I've flown this plane with two airlines, and I've never seen such an item, but that's not to say some airlines might not have it, but I've never heard of any such device.

As for engine shutdowns, it is SOP for most 737 operators to shut down the #2 engine after 3 minutes idle time after landing to conserve fuel. It's perfectly safe, and a common practice. At the gate, we wait for the N1 sections to show zero % before turning off the anti collision light to let the ground crew know the engine fuel might be off, but the blades are still spinning.

Now, as for your comment about hauling into the gate and slamming on the brakes....no arguing with that. I think that GO GO GO motto will bite them some day, rushing causes errors. They've already narrowly escaped a disaster a number of times, and no matter what they might want to label it, Burbank WAS an accident in every sense of the word. I'll give them credit, their spin meisters are the best, they come out smelling like roses no matter what happens. But I must admit, seeing that smug little attitude of theirs brought back to a bit of reality this holiday travel season with their extraordinary long lines throughout the country has been a hoot.

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:48 pm

Seriously guys, there are no such things known as taxi speed indicators. There is also no limitations as to taxi speeds. Know why? Generally the taxi speed is not up to you, usually you are taxiing as fast as the other traffic around you. Obviously you can not pass someone or beat someone to a turn since you are just a puppet to ATC. You are taught from your first day as a student pilot to taxi at a speed of a brisk walk. This is the same day you are trying to taxi by turning the yolk too. You can use that as a basis by which most pilots will go by. Do they use this....no.....but each situation dictates how fast they will taxi.

If you are at your hub and familiar with the field, then yes, you may taxi a little faster with traffic permitting. On the other hand, after you land at Newark at night with heavy rain, you bet your butt you are going to taxi slow because the Captain is steering and outside the aircraft while the FO is writing down directions and finding the way on the airport diagram. Each situation calls for a different taxi speed.

On another note, it is not a race to the gate as it may seem with SWA. Whether taxiing in or out the flight deck is running checklists, running new numbers if the runway changes, reprogramming the FMS if a reroute occurs, etc....They are busy up there. You know the time you worry about how fast you get in the air is the time you forget to put the flaps at TO configuration. ie. NWA DC-9.

Lastly, the pitot tube will not register on the ground, why, well airspeed indicators in commercial aircraft will not begin to react until 40 knots is reached at the lowest. You dont even make a call in most till 80 or 100. A gust of wind can register in your a/s indicator but a taxi should not. Regardless, guess what happens in most airplanes when you hit 25 knots or more........the ground spoilers open!!!!!!!!!!!I think that may prevent you from going much faster.

To CX flyboy- are you really a pilot- you talk the talk but I believe that I saw you said you flew a 74 or something of that caliber? You fly a 74 and you are telling me you rely on the INS to display a ground speed and thats how you taxi. Do you know what ground speed is?
No, okay, I'll tell you......ground speed is the relative speed the aircraft is travelling in relation to the ground below you. Thus ground speed is a measurement that is taken in the air, what does this account for, well how about wind direction, speed, your course, and your true airspeed. So your telling me you account all of this into determining how fast you should taxi? Why dont you just save time and taxi as fast as the others around since your speed means nothing if the plane ahead is taxiing slower.

Not trying to be rude but the person asked for an honest answer and he has been told everything from imaginary instruments to rotations on taxiways........
ERJPLT
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:05 pm

ERJPLT,
Hate to say it but CX is not making this up. The IRS's don't care whether you're on the ground or not, they sense movement and display it as ground speed. And in fact it does work fairly well. Zero kts at the gate, as soon as you release the brakes, it starts indicating speed.
Now for all these comments about fats taxi at SWA......... Big grin

Really though, I absolutely understand that we have that reputation, but it really is old-school. It seems to be a throw-back to the guy's doing the "Texas-two-step" all day in a -200. A vast majority of the guys don't subscribe to that kind of thing (stop laughing), but unfortunately, the 1% who do are the guys that stand out.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:20 pm

ERJPLT

Why dont you just save time and taxi as fast as the others around since your speed means nothing if the plane ahead is taxiing slower. Quite obviously you have never taxied a 747 or anything else of that size. You taxi a 747/DC10/A340 too fast and you'll find yourself going staight on at the first turn.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:30 pm

ERJPLT,

I do not tell others how other aircraft fly, because frankly, I don't know. What I do talk about is how the 744 works, because I am qualified to. You have probably never flown a 747-400, so please don't try and ridicule me or speak to me like I'm an idiot or a liar unless you know for sure what YOU are talking about. No doubt you are a qualified pilot as well, and I will believe everyword you tell me about the aircraft you fly, or have flown, but not about the 744, if you've not flown it.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:03 pm

BTW ERJ
On some large a/c (1 AA767 I was jumping on), there in fact IS a taxi speed indicator located on the upper left CRT. It becomes very difficult to determine actual speed from 2-3 stories up. Brake energy during long taxi's and blown fuse plugs may not come in to play in a RJ,(I assume that's what you fly) but they do on heavy's. Check your facts b4 you go spouting off.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 12:52 am

I swear at DFW where the taxi distances can be miles and miles we have hit 40 or so on AA several times.

I like it when they "pour on the coals" for take off before they even complete the turn onto the runway.

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:38 am

Hey Barney,

I'm curious (seriously, this is a new one to me), why would a heavy aircraft need a taxi indicator on their CRT and just not use their GS readout? What would be the difference? If it has a CRT I'd assume it must have an IRS which would show the GS. I've never had a chance to fly a heavy so I'd like to know this one.

Now, as for only 1% of SWA doing the "Texas Two Step." Have you been tipping the Turkey with Herb, think it might be just a weeeeeee bit higher than that? (BTW...I did quit laughing. Wink Wink.)

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:45 am

Go Around,
Great post. Ok, Ok, it probaly is a higher percentage. But it really IS only the old hats who still seem to be in the "we only have 10 minutes to turn this baby" mindset that are hauling a**. I've been at SW for 10 years and a vast majority realize that there is no risk/reward pay-off in going fast the last 30 feet to the gate. I KNOW we have guys out there thinking they are Mario Andretti, unfortunately, 15 SW pass at normal speed and they go unnoticed 'til ol' Mario zipps by. As far as why a taxi speed instead of just using the IRS, I really don't know. It seems to me they would be very close in accuracy. I remember asking the AA CA about it on the taxi out beause I had never seen one before. He said some had it and some don't. As I recall, this one looked very similar to a circular DH readout except it contained speed info inside the circle. As near as I can remember it blanked above @ 30kts. Any heavy drivers out there who can elaborate?
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:19 am

How strange, the expert ERJPLT has not replied. I wonder why ??

You tell him Flyboy !


 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:59 am

In dubai airport it varies ..
if you are taxiing to take off from 12L, then the aircraft will taxi faster than it would if taking off from 30L
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:08 pm

Ya, I am really sorry that I couldnt get back to the reply but I had this thing called, um......work. Do you know what that is? You see Hong Kong guy, the difference between you and me is I actually get to fly the aircraft why you sit on the road and take pictures you jack off.

To CX pilot- hey man, you may fly the 744, hell you may be the best damn pilot around, but you know what, I could give two farts in the wind. I have never heard of regulated taxi speeds and still stand by my statement. You may use the MFD to gauge a speed but you and I know that never in training nor a regulation is taxi speed discussed.

VC-10- So you have tugged a few big aircraft. Really a big aircraft will continue straight-seriously, why do you think that I said that you taxi as fast as your workload will permit, thus if you are approaching a turn, you slow down and gently begin to rotate the tiller.

Look people, I was not trying to start a fight, just pointing out that a man asked an honest question and he got some stupid answers. If I offended anyone than oh well, welcome to a public forum. Take this and read this for how you will, but the bottom line is next time you get on a jumpseat, asked the Captain how he gauges his taxi speed and how fast he goes and see what he says. I have a feeling he will hesitate and say, um, I guess it depends on the situation.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:16 pm

ERJPLT,

You were never told anything about taxi speeds whilst in training? What the hell kind of training did you do? In a large aircraft, taxi speeds matter. At 400 tonnes on a hot it's not long before you overheat your brakes, if you taxi like a maniac. When you are sat nearly 10metres above the ground it is a bit hard to judge accurately how fast you are going. Maybe some don't care, but it's called airmanship. Never heard of it? Didn't think so.
I never said that taxi speeds were regulated. There are no regulations regarding that. Besides, common sense should come into it should it not? We use the GS readout as an aid to help us judge taxispeeds....but you probably don't care.

P.s. Don't make fun of planespotters you idiot. They probably know more than you do.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:46 pm

"Hey center, how about direct for Southwest 123?"....
OK OK, I just couldn't resist one more Barney, I better quit while I'm ahead, I know my airline certainly is vulnerable to a punch or two.

One guess about taxi speed read out vs. GS. Boy is this a guess, but take a 747-200 hardball for example. I'd imagine they'd have dual or triple INS' aboard. But with a hardball cockpit, there might not be a GS readout even with these items, thus the taxi speed guage.

As I type this, I think I this is probably not the case, but who knows. Where are the heavy drivers?

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:59 pm

Hey ERJPLT,

Tell me when your in Hong Kong. I'll make a point of showing you a great welcome from the spotters here.

YOU IDIOT.

Kind Regards
Daryl Chapman

A spotter and very proud of it.

 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:25 pm

This confirms ERJPLT has never sat in the cockpit of a heavy...much less tried to taxi one.


It's alot different up there from the lawn dart, bucko.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:44 pm

Ya, planespotters, a big call for them in the industry. I will let you know when I get to Hong Kong.......maybe we can spot together and look at some airplanes, talk about them and discuss how we are dorks and will never be able to fly anything clost to this. But wait buddyl, there is always Microsoft Sim 2002.

CX- I agree taxi speeds matter and that is why we have instruments such as a brake temp indicator on your EICAL to give you indications of whats going on down there and correct me if I am wrong but it is probably a check you must complete before you can say before takeoff check complete.

XFSU......dude, for a flight instructor you got a big mouth.....for being so young in the industry you should watch your mouth because you have never taxiied a heavy let alone an RJ. We dont use rudder pedals anymore.....what...yes, its true. Go back to your PA-28 and practice stalls.let the big boys play here.

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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:55 pm

FLIGHTSIM 2002.

Great game. Maybe ERJPLT should try it one of these days. I may learn how to fly.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:55 pm

I think plane spotting is great. I love aviation and no-one can fault me for it. If nothing it makes you a better pilot. I also mess around on flightsim. Great fun.

As for checking brake temps, we do not check that as part of our Before Take-off check lists or in any normal checklists at all. Unless you taxi like an idiot there's no big worry.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 3:35 pm

Just a few points of clarification here:

1. On some aircraft (like the MD-11) there is a display of the "taxi speed" on the speed tape. This is GS off the FMS, INS/GNS based. Very accurate all the time with GNS, may have some error after a long flight if we have INS only.

2. We DO have taxi speed limits, recommended by the manufacturer and mandated by my company. For the MD-11 those limits are 10 kts in the 90 degree turns, 15 kts for 45 or lesser turns, 20 kts if over 400k, 25kts if under 400k. Taxi speed limits are to protect against heat buildup in the tires/brakes and, in turns, protect against side loads, mostly on the main gear (the critical design point on sideload on main landing gear is heavyweight taxi turn, not crosswind landing!).

3. Smaller aircraft are less critical, particularly in terms of heat buildup, so the main issue for airlines such as SWA is risk of control loss due to excess speed, which is probably fairly small in most cases.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 3:46 pm

Oh, as to the comment by ERJ about "EICAL" (must be an ERJ acronym, we don't use that!), while the MD-11 will, of course, automatically alert us if a brake temp is out of limits (we don't need to check it, if it's a problem, it will tell us), we taxi slower so we can AVOID having a problem in advance. A bit more of that "airmanship" mentioned by another writer, I guess.

ERJ, what exactly is your background, you come off as a fairly new guy who hasn't been flying long enough to realize that the more you know the more you realize you don't!
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 3:53 pm

CX,

Do you get over to the Kangaroo Pub in HKG ever? Maybe we should meet there next time I get a layover in HKG? Tried to say hello to the boys upstairs from there the last time I was there but all the union folks were busy in meetings.

S~
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 4:23 pm

Seagull,

Yes that would be good! I sometimes visit the Kangaroo Pub, but not very often. Sometimes if I have been to the union offices, but they are very busy at the moment as we have a bit of an industrial situation going on here at the moment.
Drop me a line next time you are around!

CX.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 4:29 pm

On Southwest's fast taxiing, heres a direct quote from Southwest's website about their taxiing speeds:
"Southwest Airlines has the shortest taxi-in time (time from landing to arriving at the gate) with 3 minutes and 44 seconds."
Go SWA!
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:11 pm

Thanks, but the data is a little slanted. The average is driven down beacause of big operations at smaller airports where we don't have to compete with hub and spoke grid lock. Smile
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:05 pm

I was not trying to start a fight. I suggest you re-read your post, the way it is phrased that is exactly what you were try to start. With the attitude you have demonstrated here you will never get command.

VC-10- So you have tugged a few big aircraft - no I have TAXIED a few big aircraft, mainly around LHR & LGW.

Before you start calling people's authenticity into question I suggest you start reading their profile's. You cannot survive on these forums for 2+ years as a bogus pilot,you will soon be found out.

 
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Erjplt

Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:48 pm

ERJPLT:  Angry

to CX-flyboy: by the way, visitors´ terrace at terminal 1 at FRA was reopened (opens at 10a.m.), t2 is still closed

Regards from FRA
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:56 pm

ERJ- do you have 40 hours of DC-10-30/40 and 747-400 training from NW? hmm? Nope... thank you. I talk about things that i know about, and not things that i dont.
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Sat Dec 29, 2001 12:24 am

Why don't we just leave ERJPLT to get on in his own blinkered little world, although if he really is a commercial ERJ pilot, I wonder how he manages to get on the flight deck with all those chips on his self-opinionated shoulders.

One day he might even get to fly a big one instead of looking up the arse of them.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:19 pm

Durrr, of course there are taxi speed indicators. I believe it was in NY maybe 20 years ago that a 747 hit the terminal because it was taxiing to fast, and the pilots didn't even realize it. After that most heavy airplanes were equipped with them.
 
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RE: Taxiing Speeds

Wed Jan 16, 2002 6:06 pm

Does Concorde have a camera system attached to it's nose wheel strut to aid pilots while taxing?
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