An airplane that lands can immediately get off the runway to taxi instead of having to back-taxi
down the runway," said Howard Franklin, jetport manager.
Upon completion, the project will eliminate the need for aircrafts to back-taxi
on the runway.
We were cleared straight on to the runway for a back-taxi
, position-and-hold, but we still hadn't decided if we would take the jet flying or not.
When tower personnel were unable to assist in spotting deer, I would back-taxi
down the runway before takeoff or fly a low approach before landing.
As we slowed our F-15E to a stop with 3,000 feet remaining, we crossed to the cold side of the runway and called "Two's slowed" so lead could begin his turn for back-taxi
An EA-6B crew was given permission for back-taxi
and hold runway 09R.
For the Herc, this requires rolling out past the taxiway and using one of the cutouts to make a U-turn and back-taxi
toward the ramp, which we did.
My gut feeling was to back-taxi
and call it a day, not just because of the weather, but nothing was going smoothly, and we would be lucky if we got into Dare County at all.