With many ramps chock-a-block with business jets, runway incursions aren't the only ground ops hazard.
Missing from most training center curricula is the broad category of surface operations at airports. While many might think an hour on ramp etiquette during recurrent training would be productive, the consensus seems to be otherwise: Getting an airplane to and from the runway is just too basic a concept to be treated in the same category as advanced airmanship. Pilots train hard on the normal and abnormal procedures that begin and end on a runway. The consequences of poor performance ...
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