Any minimum taxi speed guidance at your airline?

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AirTran management is apparently concerned that some pilots are "taxiing too slowly" as a reaction to the lack of progress at the table.

Does any major airline publish suggested taxi speed guidance in their Flight Ops Manuals? Any input from UAL or AMR guys would be especially welcome.
 

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Swift pace is what my old DE used to say.;)
 

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Swift walk.... "Swift" being a highly variable term...
 

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Seems to be a topic that is better handled by FAR 91.3. He's driving anyway.
 

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V1 - 5kts at WN

2 kts or less at AA or if you are in contract neg...pilots must look out the side window to see if they are moving

for the rest...

10kts on a standard day, then apply corrections below...

  • Add 1 kt for every min you're late
  • Subtract 1 kt for every min you are early but no less than AA taxi speed
  • Add 15 kts if it is the last leg of the trip
  • Add 30 kts if you have a flight to catch
 
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AirTran management is apparently concerned that some pilots are "taxiing too slowly" as a reaction to the lack of progress at the table.
Maybe said managers should encourage a little more progress at the table from their end and see if that works.
 

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AirTran management is apparently concerned that some pilots are "taxiing too slowly" as a reaction to the lack of progress at the table.

Does any major airline publish suggested taxi speed guidance in their Flight Ops Manuals? Any input from UAL or AMR guys would be especially welcome.
Guess you never saw a productive result coming out of that question?

What do YOU think/feels or is "right"? I'm in the same toga line, in the same colors...I do what I do...want your opinion! Honestly, there is no right or wrong at this point..It's ALL wrong.(on the other side of Georgia)..that is whats going on..But. we do what we do...Let's do it right and not kill ourselves over it!
 

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U. S. Navy rules used to be (maybe still):

In the line area, no faster than a man can walk.

On the taxiway, no fasterr than a man can run.
 

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AA only taxis slow to the runway. For some reason they go real fast to the gate. Go figure.
 

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WN turns, don't scrape the bottom of the motor as it leans...
 

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Hi!

My operation (DC-9): 8 kts max.

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8 kts is one of the ones they complained about as being "too slow".

8 kts? That's about my running pace, certainly not a brisk walk and certainly not a problem considering you have to slow down to make comfortable turns every 1/2 mile to mile.

Basically they're seeing a spike in ground time from taxi to takeoff and landing to block-in and even though it's less than most published taxi times, or right at it.

The company was stupid enough to actually make a statement about it on the DISPATCH RELEASE a couple days ago, so now it's part of the accident chain evidence if, God forbid, an accident or runway incursion occurs. Not to mention a public "safety campaign" by the union showing the many ways the company pushes safety to the absolute limit... and beyond.

Of course, it's interesting to see something like 32.5% on-time even on days where major thunderstorms aren't a significant contributing factor...
 

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V1 - 5kts at WN

2 kts or less at AA or if you are in contract neg...pilots must look out the side window to see if they are moving

for the rest...

10kts on a standard day, then apply corrections below...

  • Add 1 kt for every min you're late
  • Subtract 1 kt for every min you are early but no less than AA taxi speed
  • Add 15 kts if it is the last leg of the trip
  • Add 30 kts if you have a flight to catch
Now that is funny
 

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Whatever I deem appropriate at the time.
 

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U. S. Navy rules used to be (maybe still):

In the line area, no faster than a man can walk.

On the taxiway, no fasterr than a man can run.
Not back in the early nineties (pre-tailhook fallout) when it was Fri afternoon and the O-club was calling.

Maybe that's why I did the minimum time and you got the 20 in:)

GO GATORS!
 

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100% back pay !!!! Put in place where as the next contract we are entitled to 5-10% pay raise every year the contract comes up.
 
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