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Prevention of taxiing problems
2010-03-18

Prevention of taxiing problems

--Communicate
--Use airport diagram
--Get ATC help early
--When in doubt, verify
Incursions
The pilot is likely to be guilty of an incursion by not holding short or of entering a runway without a clearance. Wisest to ask ATC if you have any taxiing doubts. The causes of incursions are likely to be lack of familiarity with the airport and ATC procedures. The FAA only counts incursions that occur at controlled airports.

At unfamiliar airport's ground operations can be the most demanding and complex phase of flying.

Factors:
--Communications
--Airport knowledge
--Procedures and orientation
--Visibility

Prevention
1. Never assume or it will make an ass out of u and me.
2. Readback all ground instructions verbatim.
3. Stick to business until shutdown.
4. Scan outside the cockpit
5. Ask for help sooner than later.
6. Use your lights
7. Use and listen to the radio.
8. Use standard procedures.

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