SWADawg wrote:gdg9 wrote:This certainly wouldn't be a career ender for the pilot would it? Its a mistake sure, but... ?? Asking as I have no idea. I suppose too it also depends on other factors, history, etc.
Not a career ender at all, more embarrassing than anything else. This unfortunately happens from time to time. I’ve nearly lined up on taxiway edge markings thinking I was on the taxiway centerline. The line markings are very similar. What a lot of passengers don’t realize is the taxi from the gate to the runway and back to the gate upon landing is more fraught with danger than the flight itself because of all the obstacles that a wing can come into contact with along with other Aircraft and ground vehicles. It could honestly happen to anyone over the course of a 30 year flying career unfortunately.
That's very interesting about the taxiing being more dangerous. But I can see that thinking more about it. Certainly whenever I've been on the ramp at DFW it is an active place. Glad the pilot's won't get fired. Thanks!