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I began to wonder if there is a set protocol regarding small aircraft being behind large aircraft on the taxiway. Is there ever a risk of a large aircraft (say, a 777) producing so much thrust while taxiing that a smaller aircraft is in danger of being, for lack of a better term, "blown away?" I have an image in my head of a 777 applying thrust to move forward and a Cessna 152 blowing away like a leaf in the breeze. Does ATC tell small aircraft to beware or is it the pilot of the small craft's responsibility to tread lightly?