How to Taxi in the Cockpit View

September, 20, 2020 by

Taxiing in the cockpit view can be hard to master, but with some easy tips it can become a lot easier.

First of all, if you go into the Systems Popup, you have the option to turn on only certain part of the HUD. Navigating the airport is much easier if you have the min-map open to view the taxiways.

Next, a good pilot makes sure he’s sitting on the taxi lines. In real life, this ensure minimal damage to the taxiway lights, but also is a good way to ensure you’re on the taxiway.

Finally, if you get stuck, the tail view and nose wheel views are both useful for ground movements and are used in real life to help pilots taxi, as these camera can be brought up on the Multi-Function Display.

Kai Malcom is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. Kai is an IFATC Specialist, student pilot, web developer and third-party developer.