Do you need it or is it just nice to ask?
I know at Syracuse, the Jetblue pilots almost always take the reverse high speed, and they always ask ATC. I guess they dont have too though.It's arguable. The only AIM reference says "thou shalt not reverse course on a runway without ATC approval." Depending on the size of the airplane, and the exact reverse exit, you might not need to reverse course on the runway.
do you mean a 180 on the runway to exit at a taxiway you missed/passed? If thats what you mean then you NEED to ask. We base runway separation on your roll out, if you turn around and taxi against the flow then our separation is out the window.
Lemme guess. CLT?Do you need it or is it just nice to ask?
ah, I understand.No, he is talking about a high speed taxiway say for runway 18 when you just landed on 36. You have to make more than a 90 degree turn to exit there, not really turn around on the runway.
Same here. As long as you don't have to reverse direction to get it, then I don't see a problem with it. The reverse highspeed I got off on was a 90 degree join with the runway, then it angled off. As far as clearing the runway, it wouldn't have been any different turning on a straight crossing taxiiway, but then again CLT is kinda weird for us anyway. That same flight I got "Flagship, do you need help? Your gate is right in front of you" from ramp control. I had to remind the guy there was a 757 crossing right in front of me, hence the reason I was stopped.ah, I understand.
I have never been at a tower/airport with a highspeed taxiway but Ive never seen anything in ATC regs saying you cant do it.
That's because CLT ramp is probably the most messed up place in the world.That same flight I got "Flagship, do you need help? Your gate is right in front of you" from ramp control. I had to remind the guy there was a 757 crossing right in front of me, hence the reason I was stopped.
Good luck trying to do that with them telling someone to position and hold while there's a guy on short final and another 4 behind him. That might work in slower airspaces, but the places that get 'em and get 'em out fast, you're either gonna get yelled at for taking the reverse or for clogging up the frequency. Then again, maybe I just have a chip on my shoulder b/c every time I've been into CLT, ATC has been a collection of dicks.I always just tell ATC I'm taking the reverse as we do it. ("On the reverse") Telling is easier than asking for both parties and while there may not be a hard and fast rule requiring permission I think ATC likes to know anyway and they've come to expect being informed if you take the reverse, at least where I fly.