|CHAPTER 5. Prefl ight and Ground Operations
Checklist for Taxi
Plan taxi path to runway to avoid paths that would put the aircraft behind any propeller or jet blast. Observe other aircraft closely which could start up and taxi in front, if practical.
- Taxiing aircraft yield to landing aircraft, so landing craft have right of way over taxiing aircraft.
- Two aircraft approaching head on will turn right (similar to what is done in a car).
- Two aircraft traveling in same direction, the forward aircraft has right of way because its pilot can not normally see the aircraft in back.
- With two airplanes converging, the pilot who sees an aircraft on the right must avoid that aircraft. The aircraft on the right has the right of way.
Runway incursions are a signifi cant risk and must be avoided. This is a most important concept. Taxi slowly and observe the basic airport markings/signs. Clearance to proceed must be obtained prior to taxiing across any runway or entering a runway to takeoff. There could be large aircraft, which may not be able to respond to WSC aircraft quick movements. An important runway marker is the “Hold Short Line.” Always stop before reaching this line and get clearance before crossing it. [Figure 5-66]
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