Southern Region (ASO)
10 WAYS TO HELP PREVENT RUNWAY INCURSIONS
- See the "Big Picture"
Monitor both ground and tower communications when possible.
- Transmit Clearly
Make your instructions and readbacks complete and easy to understand.
- Listen Carefully
Listen to your clearance/authorization. Listen to what you read back. Do not let communications become "automatic."
- Copy Clearances
Clearances can change. Keep a note pad and copy your clearance. If needed, refer to your notes.
- Situational Awareness
Know your location. If unfamiliar with an airport, keep a current airport diagram available for easy reference.
- Admit When Lost
If you get lost on the airfield, ask Air Traffic Control for help. When in doubt, ASK!
- Sterile Cockpit
Maintain a sterile cockpit until reaching cruising altitude. Explain to your passengers that talking should be kept to a minimum.
- Understand Signs, Markings and Lights
Keep current with airport signs, markings, and lights. Know what they mean and what action to take.
- Never Assume
Do not take clearances for granted. Look both ways before entering or crossing taxiways and runways.
- Follow Procedures
Establish safe procedures for airport operations, and then follow them.
Page last modified: December 03, 2013 4:11:36 PM EST
This page was originally published at: http://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/aso/Resources_Pilots/Pilot_Tips/