December 2013 Issue

Ground Ops

To do them right, you need to pay attention, and know where you are and where you’re going. It helps to understand the latest signage and procedures.

Before we can fly, we probably have to taxi. At sleepy, non-towered facilities, getting from the ramp to the runway and vice versa usually isn’t much of a challenge unless the surface’s condition poses one. Meanwhile, towered facilities and larger airports bring their own challenges.

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