No more “Taxi to” Clearances

Apparently after 30 June this year, taxi clearances will be getting a lot more verbose.  AVWeb is reporting that the old style of taxi clearance is being discontinued.  That’s probably good.  Today (and for another couple months) a clearance to “Taxi to runway XX” authorizes the pilot to cross any runways and taxiway between their current position and the runway in question.  It saves time for controllers, but can be a little nerve wracking when taxiing on an unfamiliar field.  I know Brenda is uneasy when we do it.  Well, on 1 July she can taxi easier.

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