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Old 19th Dec 2015, 17:36
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The aircraft was parked at V28L which puts it on the new terminal side. And afaik those are pushback stands.
OK, thanks! That makes more sense.

Don't call for the 'after start checks' until you have received the ground crew clearance.
Don't call for taxi until you've finished that checklist.
Amen to that.

Some outfits do the after start checklist before disconnecting from the mechanic in case a valve doesn't close or a light doesn't go out.

I work with some folks who are already calling for taxi clearance while I'm trying to clear the mechanic/ground engineer off the headset. It's spring loaded to mess up the habit pattern and workflow with a bad outcome in my opinion. And, I'd kinda like to hear the taxi clearance firsthand as well.
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