How to Back Taxi Aircraft at EGLC

March, 7, 2019

If you are landing runway 09 or taking off runway 27 at London City Airport (EGLC), here is the steps you would follow as a controller to get aircraft to the gate or the runway:

Landing Runway 09

  1. Land
  2. Exit runway right (The aircraft will hold short of runway 27)
  3. Back Taxi Runway 09, contact ground when off the runway.

Taking Off Runway 27

Aircraft is holding short of the runway requesting takeoff, you have two options. The holding point for runway 27 can hold 3 aircraft at a time.

  • Back taxi runway 27, contact ground when off the runway (They’ll hold short of 27).
  • Back taxi runway 27, line up and wait.

Anticipated Separation: Departure / Departure

March, 6, 2019

Takeoff clearance needs not be withheld until prescribed separation exists if there is a reasonable assurance it will exist when the aircraft starts takeoff roll.

The first aircraft must be airborne before the second aircraft commences the take-off roll (in addition, aircraft type should be taken into account).

For example, if aircraft A (B737) is above 100knts GS and aircraft B (A320) is holding short, simply clear aircraft B for takeoff. No need for a line up and wait instruction.

Runway Touchdown Zone Marking

March, 5, 2019

The touchdown zone markings identify the touchdown zone for landing operations and are coded to provide distance information in 500 feet (150m) increments. These markings consist of groups of one, two, and three rectangular bars symmetrically arranged in pairs about the runway centerline. For runways having touchdown zone markings on both ends, those pairs of markings which extend to within 900 feet (270m) of the midpoint between the thresholds are eliminated.

Source: FAA

Runway Threshold Markings

March, 4, 2019

Runway threshold markings come in two configurations. They either consist of eight longitudinal stripes of uniform dimensions disposed symmetrically about the runway centerline, or the number of stripes is related to the runway width as indicated. A threshold marking helps identify the beginning of the runway that is available for landing. In some instances the landing threshold may be relocated or displaced.

Source: FAA

Visual Runway Markings

March, 3, 2019

Visual runways are used at small airstrips and are usually just a strip of grass, gravel, ice, asphalt, or concrete. Although there are usually no markings on a visual runway, they may have threshold markings, designators, and centerlines. Additionally, in the real world, they do not provide an instrument-based landing procedure; pilots must be able to see the runway to use it.

Picture Source: FAA

Runway Markings

March, 2, 2019

There are runway markings and signs on most large runways. Larger runways have a distance remaining sign (black box with white numbers). This sign uses a single number to indicate the remaining distance of the runway in thousands of feet. For example, a 7 will indicate 7,000 ft (2,134 m) remaining. The runway threshold is marked by a line of green lights.

Thank You Team

February, 28, 2019

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– Kyle Boas, ATC Education Group Manager

Still Pay Attention While Under Flight Following

February, 27, 2019

It’s important to understand that while under flight following, you do not delegate any of you responsibilities as pilot in command to ATC. You are still responsible for seeing and avoiding other aircraft.

Holding Pattern Oval Size

February, 26, 2019

The size of the oval created on the map when you are instructed to enter a holding pattern is dependent on your speed in ground speed.

273knts GS:

319knts GS: