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  • Few questions about rules when flying and taxing.

    So I am a person who hates to read manuals, etc. I just like to find how things work by using them. I have another questions about FS2004. When taxiing on the ground is there a speed limit? I mean I always taxi with 15kias, is there any minimum distance between aircrafts on the taxiway? And also always when I see a line of planes landing at CYYZ (about 5-6) I wonder what is the "landing line" speed? Is there something like that, cause they all seem to be flying with the same speed.

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    I believe the maximum taxi speed when on crounded taxiways is 15kts. However when it's clear it can be up to 30kts.

    When you say "landing line" speed, do you mean speed restrictions? If so, the approach speed shouldn't be above 180kts, as always.

    Dale

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    • #3
      normally you taxi between 15-20kias, up to 30 if theres not much traffic

      for your approach/landing speed, normally you want to be as slow as possible without stalling.

      for a 767 I approach at 170kias, then land at 147kias (vrf+5)
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      • #4
        Yea cause yesterday I was approaching Gatwick in 737NG with 130kias and I didn't know if it is not too slow. I didn't want any other aircraft to crash into me

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        • #5
          If you have a plane with an FMC it's all computed for you. Landing/approach speeds are based on weight. So are takeoff speeds. Also you could download the performance charts for most planes, and use the FS fuel/load thingy to set your weight.

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          • #6
            Theres no maximum taxi speed if your plane says "Southwest" on the tail.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by pkonowrocki
              Yea cause yesterday I was approaching Gatwick in 737NG with 130kias and I didn't know if it is not too slow. I didn't want any other aircraft to crash into me
              Was the 737 emty then?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Crunk415balla
                Theres no maximum taxi speed if your plane says "Southwest" on the tail.
                Could say that here at MAN about a few airlines *cough* BM EMB 135's! (or 145's!)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RingwaySam
                  Was the 737 emty then?
                  No, full load of people and cargo, and 10% fuel.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pkonowrocki
                    When taxiing on the ground is there a speed limit?
                    If there is no-one in front of me, Vr - 10mph....



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                    • #11
                      I don't know if there is a limit, but pilot's can request a high speed taxi. I'm sure the airline's, pilots, and ATC would draw the line at about 60 kts though. The landing gear isn't meant to take speeds like that. All plane manuals say it. You're usually not supposed to turn over 10 kts. This could damage the nosewheel.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JordanD
                        I don't know if there is a limit, but pilot's can request a high speed taxi. I'm sure the airline's, pilots, and ATC would draw the line at about 60 kts though. The landing gear isn't meant to take speeds like that. All plane manuals say it. You're usually not supposed to turn over 10 kts. This could damage the nosewheel.
                        Yeah there definitely is a limit on how fast you can taxi, but to be honest I don't think you'd ever see an aircraft taxiing at 60kts

                        The landing gear can't take it? How do they cope at 160kts down the runway then?

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                        • #13
                          Well the landing gear can take it, but it's not meant to be put under stress like that all the time. It will probably wear the tires down faster.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JordanD
                            I don't know if there is a limit, but pilot's can request a high speed taxi. I'm sure the airline's, pilots, and ATC would draw the line at about 60 kts though. The landing gear isn't meant to take speeds like that. All plane manuals say it. You're usually not supposed to turn over 10 kts. This could damage the nosewheel.
                            You'll be suprised!!

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                            Now your not supposed to do that, But this plane survived it!

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                            • #15
                              Airliners gear can take enormass stress,i seen it on a programme about the A380

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