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How can Heathrow so many movements?

Old 8th Jun 2013, 06:25
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Hey, on the beach, very amusing as regards grammar. Hadn't heard that one.

Not all abbreviations are universal. Despite having done Tower, Approach and Area over a number of years I have no idea, over this side of the world, what 'RETs' stands for.

As this is primarily a thread to give a young person some advice, can you give us that one in plain English?

Thanks.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 06:39
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RET = Rapid exit taxiway
I agree with on the beach. The lack of RETs is extremely influencing the landing rate at our airport.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 06:41
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Rapid Exit Taxiway

Rapid Access Taxiway

Commonly referred to over here as RET's and RAT's.

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Old 8th Jun 2013, 07:11
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It's all yuckspeak. In my day they were simply Fast Turn-offs.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 07:12
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Thanks,

Appreciate the advice. Regards.

Yep, HD, we refer to them as 'high-speed turn-offs.'

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Old 8th Jun 2013, 07:18
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We also call them high speed.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 07:52
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Rapid Exit Taxiway

Rapid Access Taxiway

Commonly referred to over here as RET's and RAT's.
I'm struggling to think of an instance of a Rapid Access Taxiway at a UK airport - although of course all RETs are RATs when the wind is in the opposite direction.

Google doesn't help much: only 63 hits overall for RAT compared to 11,000+ for RET.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 07:59
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It's all yuckspeak. In my day they were simply Fast Turn-offs.
Yukspeak for good reason, though, HD - fast turnoff/first turn-off?

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Old 8th Jun 2013, 09:10
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2 sheds. I wasn't referring to phraseology. That's what they were referred to at other times. On the R/T at Heathrow turn-offs were described by the appropriate block number.

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Old 8th Jun 2013, 09:40
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Rapid exits in Melbourne. Some pilots not very rapid using them though!
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