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Guidelines for Pilots Detailed investigations of runway incursions have identified three major areas where pilots can help. These areas are: Communications Airport knowledge Cockpit procedures for maintaining orientation. 1. Communications: Effective pilot/controller communications are keys to safe surface operations. Clear understanding of instructions should never be compromised, especially during busy times when the frequency is congested. (a) Listen before you transmit. (b) If able, monitor RT communication to have mental picture of Airport activity. (c) Keep communications with the controller clear and concise. (d) Ensure you understand all instructions. Never assume. (e) Read back runway hold short instructions verbatim. 2. Airport knowledge: Ground operations can be the most demanding and complex phase of the flight. (a) Review airport diagrams before taxing or landing. (b) Keep the airport diagrams including taxi routings readily available. (c) Be alert to airport vehicle and pedestrian activity. (d) Maintain situational awareness of proximity to Runway at all times. (e) Comply with Holding Point markings/signage (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 24: Runway Incursions Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ 3. Cockpit procedures: Pilots can use proven and effective procedures in the cockpit to help conduct safe operations on the ground and during takeoff and landing. (a) Avoid unnecessary conversation, during movements, takeoff, and landing. (b) Constantly scan outside the cockpit, especially when on runways. (c) If lost notify Air Traffic Control immediately. (d) Make your aircraft visible by proper use of aircraft lights. (e) If unfamiliar with the airport do not hesitate to request progressive taxi instructions. (f) Insure proper radio telephony operation and check audio panel, volume control and squelch settings. 4. Stay alert especially when visibility is low: Extra vigilance is required when visibility decreases and the ability for pilots and controllers to maintain desired level of situational awareness becomes significantly more difficult. 5. Report confusing or deteriorating surface markings and signs: Report confusing or deteriorating surface markings and signs and inaccurate airport diagrams to the tower or airport manager. Guidelines Applicable to Airport Owners/Operators and Airside Vehicle Drivers The following guidelines are applicable to airport owners/ operators and airside vehicle drivers: 1. The term ground aids commonly refers to Aerodrome Signs, Markings, Lightings and any other appearance or object that is utilized to help guide the users of the Airport. 2. It is important to emphasize that effective and consistent training in the use of aerodrome ground aids is crucial in reducing the runway incursion problem. It is therefore important that all personnel having access to aerodrome operational areas and aerodrome ground aids undergo training in correct interpretation of information provided by signs markings and lightings. The training programme should be well coordinated and should make ample use of SARPS and (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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