I don't miss being taxi-qual. At all the commuter airlines I was qualed but being a sheetmetal mech at DL
doesn't but me very near the seat. I never really liked taxi. To much stuff can go wrong, and it usually doesn't pay any extra.
Classic example; SYR
, I'm instructing another mechanic so I'm sitting right seat in the Metro. At night we have to taxi from our hangar on the west end of the field down the less populated east end to do an engine run. Just after we pass the FBO at mid field I see some movement out to my right. I yell "BRAKES, Bambi 3 o'clock!" After we stop, we both gaze out at the two Whitetail Deer bouncing along at our right wingtip. After they went back into the woods we continued down to the runup area. What a mess that could have been. Mean while back at the hangar everyone else was just pushing a broom on smoking outback.
For the same wage I'd rater push a broom, than taxi. But anyways, Congrats, It is an important step, and once you get used to doing engine runs on a specific type aircraft you really get to understand how it works. Just watch out, those deer are very sneaky.