Taxi Out

The Taxi Out phase includes a lot of things happening in the cockpit and the cabin. The flight attendants are making sure the cabin is ready for takeoff and conducting the emergency brief. The pilots are starting the engines and requesting permission to taxi. While it seems that this is a relatively easy phase of your flight, its' anything but, especially when it is a very busy airport, a lot of aircraft taxiing around, maybe reduced visibility. That is why many airlines have gotten rid of the "Taxi Checklist" because all of the pilots' attention should be on taxiing to the runway, the First Officer backing up the Captain.

Click on the following to find out more:

How does your aircraft turn?... Aircraft Turning

How does our flight get from our gate to the runway, do our pilots follow some kind of signs?... Taxiway Markings

It's cold, windy, and snowy. What happens when our aircraft gets deiced and/or anti-iced?... Deicing/Anti-icing

What are some things to look for and do in case we have an Emergency Evacuation?... Emergency Evacuation

What determines Runway Designations?... Runway Designations

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