|Quoting Zappbrannigan (Reply 1):|
All major airports have aerodrome charts
|Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):|
do they use maps or do they just simply watch for the signs around the airport??
|Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 2):|
Some of the newer avionics suites will display charts like the one above with the aircraft's current location depicted on the chart.
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):|
Is there a standard (or multiple ones) for naming of taxiways? If so, how strictly is it followed?
|Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 8):|
Taxiways are typically named with letters (A, B, C, AB, BC, etc) and letter + number combos (A1, B2, C2). Numbers, at least by themselves, are not used so as not to be confused with runway signage. Having said that, I do recall seeing a chart for an airfield (who's names escapes me) in which the taxiways were numbered.
|Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):|
Do they have some kind of GPS, or do they use maps or do they just simply watch for the signs around the airport??
|Quoting Ovrpowrd727 (Reply 15):|
if i remember correctly from class all airports accepting international traffic have to be standardized, so therefore all taxiways are in the English language and lettered/numbered accordingly. and one more thing the signs for the taxiway are always a yellow box with the letter in black, then you just go in the direction you were told like 'left on bravo right on tango' so <--B then T-->
|Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 14):|
I think the taxiways with numbers like A1 is for like (Delta 821 turn left at A1 and taxi to the gate) A1 being taxiway alpha first turn. I could be wrong. But that's what I think the numbers mean in the taxi signs.
|Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 18):|
Sometimes the taxi instructions can get pretty crazy.
|Quoting SB (Reply 21):|
Heathrow had (still has?) a system where the green centerline lights would come on immediately infront of the aircraft guiding it so to speak. This was controlled by someone in the tower.
|Quoting CptSpeaking (Reply 23):|
The green lights are taxiway centerline lights, but I have heard of the system SB is talking about that turns them on and off, creating a path to follow.
|Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 24):|
Green lights are also used for high speed turnoffs from the runway.
|Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 25):|
I had thought that some airports use alternating green and white lights for high-speed runway turnoffs, but I can't find a corresponding FAA document.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 10):|
with all the coffee that's been spilled on it, that's disgusting!
|Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 29):|
Some airports have ground radar and require xponders on while taxiing, airports that are prone to poor vis. My guess is in the future more will require this as FAA has big RUNWAY INCURSION campaign ongoing.
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 28):|
One observation; San Francisco on a rainy night is very challenging to taxi on. The infields between paralell taxiways are just about exactly the width of the taxiways themselves. So what you get is two paralell rows of lights just about where you expect them, and leading off in the direction you expect. The only thing different is that there may be blue lights in the middle of the field where the crossing taxiway fillets are. I've had to count rows of lights before I actually turned and could see the center stripe.
|Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 27):|
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