Taxi and Line Up! Explained by Captain Joe

What is the difference between "taxi" and "line up"? Dear friends and followers today I´ll be answering another question which was sent in by one of my youtube follower .... "Joe what is the difference between Taxi and Line up?" Great question! They are two separate things, that´s for sure. So let´s imagine you´ve just fastened your seat belts and you can feel the aircraft being pushed back out of it´s gate position. The eninge spoul up and a few minutes later the aircraft starts to move under it´s own power. The pilots standby for the clear signal by the pushback driver and then request a taxi clearance with ground or apron controller, which will sound similar to this."......" After receiving the taxi clearance the pilots turn on the taxi and runway turnoff lights, release the parking brake and taxi along their assigned route. Very often you can feel the aircraft slowing down just after it started moving, that indicates a brake check, then you might see the ailerons going up and down, that is the flight control check. On smaller Turboprop jets you sometimes see that only one propeller is spinning, so the pilots are using the single engine taxi procedure. But all these procedures can vary from airline to airline. Also entering the deicing pad and getting deiced is within the taxi phase. Sometimes you have to give way for incoming or outgoing traffic, or stop at an active runway which you have to cross in order to get to your holding point. At big airports like Madrid or Los Angeles you might have to change the ground frequency up to four times and taxi times can vary between three minutes and 1 hour or even longer. To steer the aircraft you either use the tiller or the pedals once the speed is high enough, and the maximum taxi speed is 30 knots, approximately 60km/h and going around a turn should be performed at speeds not higher then 10 knots to prevent the nosewheel from colapse. So once you´ve reached your holding point at your assigned runway, the ground controller will advise you, once your leaving his perimeter, to switch over to tower control. The tower controller is in charge of overlooking the approach and departure sector and to give line up, take-off and landing clearances. The taxi phase ends once the tower controller has cleared you onto to the active runway. Before lining up, the tower controller will mostly likely ask you if you are "ready for the departure". Once you´ve completed the "Before Take-Off Checklist" you will respond, "AirJoe123, ready for departure","AirJoe123 line up runway 26Right". Once lined up, he will say,"AirJoe123, cleared for take-off runway 26right". So the line up starts once you´ve passed the holing point and ends once your airplane fuselage is in line with the runway centerline. You should be fully ready for departure cause if there is inbound traffic you do not want to line up on the runway if you´re not fully ready, possibly causing the inbound traffic to perform a go-around. No you do not want that to happen, trust me! Line ups can also be performed via runway intersections, and even if there is a airplane waiting at the beginning of the runway. There are special line up procedures, in Düsseldorf/Germany for example, a Airbus A330 or Boeing 777 will line up in the opposite direction, perform a 180 degree turn to use the full available runway lenth in case of a heavy take-off weight. Special line up guide lines will help the pilot to perform this procedure. Also there are special line up clearances, for example if you have inbound traffic on short final, like in this video, the tower controller will say "AirJoe123, BEHIND next landing Airbus A321, line up runway 26Right BEHIND". When reading back your clearance, the controller will take extra care that you mention the word "BEHIND" twice. So those are the main differences of taxi and line up. Taxi is getting to the runway and line up is entering the runway and being ready for take-off. I hope I´ve answered another aviation related question for you, give me a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video and subscribe my channel if you want to learn more about the world of aviation. All the best, farewell your Captain Joe INSTAGRAM FLYWITHCAPTAINJOE: https://goo.gl/TToDlg MY WEBSITE: https://goo.gl/KGTSWK Equipment I use: Camera: http://amzn.to/2nEHPDM Microphone: http://amzn.to/2nff2oF Lights: http://amzn.to/2nEPGkU

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Bernard Roman: I like how your always happy captain Joe lol

Bernard Roman: I like how your always happy captain Joe lol

balboa: Have you been on Amsterdam taxiway?

Hector Flores: Could you explain the procedure when the plane is about to touch ground?

Lee Hans: Just LOVE your videos, keep it coming!!!

fivestar chocolate: Can you explain about so many switches in the cockpit and how to take off and how to landing ? What all the buttons are for and switches are for......Thank you

fivestar chocolate: How to take off .?

Johnny Draco: Hey "Capt. Joe" explain this for all of us. And please don't be shy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKJ3GQzdpG0

mr. clumsy 1: Capt Joe why they can see the lines to follow straight

Shevan gomis: You are better than my school teachers

Jim Foxx: I know there is a major difference but i always have a hard time staying on the line when taxiing on flight simulator x

Roomi Rahul: Joe I'm from India u r doing great job man. I would like to know what the pilots do if both the engines fail or lost thrust

Ishan Dhotre: Hello capltain joe.
Please explain 'What is special line up' in this video.

Kristijan Grdjan: What happens if somebody has to go around if you are not ready when lined-up? Do you get punished?

shema christian: Hi,Capt Joe . My name is Chris and am student pilote , can you plyz do a video about different types of commercial aircraft. Thanks

M. Zahirul Islam Masud: Dear Joe, Can i lessen your class with our own language (Bangla)

Rebs Blog: The sound quality is definitely quite bad

Ced''S Entertainment Channel [( spac20 )]: What is en-route command and push back delay please???

Pat Kittle: Great videos, Captain Joe.

But I'm still waiting for you to say "That's a really stupid question!"
:-)

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