10 Ways to Help Prevent Runway
Reprinted with permission from FAA
the 'Big Picture'
Monitor both ground and tower communications when possible.
2. Transmit Clearly
Make your instructions and read backs complete and easy to understand.
Listen to your clearance. Listen to what you read back. Do not let
communications become automatic.
Clearances can change. Keep a note pad and copy your clearance. If needed, refer
to your notes.
5. Situational Awareness
Know your location. If unfamiliar with an airport, keep a current airport
diagram available for easy reference.
6. Admit When Lost
If you get lost on an airport, ask ATC for help. Better to damage your pride
than your airplane.
7. Sterile Cockpit
Maintain a sterile cockpit until reaching cruising altitude. Explain to your
passengers that talking should be kept to a minimum.
8. Understand Signs, Lights,
Keep current with airport signs, lights and markings. Know what they mean and
what action to take.
9. Never Assume
Do not take clearances for granted. Look both ways before entering or crossing
taxiways and runways.
10. Follow Procedures
Establish safe procedures for airport operations. Then follow them.