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    roll forward

    Hi,

    Could anyone please simplify for me the phrase below ?

    "When an aircraft maneuvers into and out of a parking position on the apron, the FAA recommends that clearances allow 10 ft forward roll for nose wheel alignment roll prior to stopping and another 10 ft forward roll prior to turn for taxiing out."

    From the book ""Airport Engineering"

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    Re: roll forward

    I am not totally sure what what is meant by "forward roll" but I am pretty sure they don't want the plane to bang into anything. (We might want to wait for a pilot to answer this one.)

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    Re: roll forward

    I take it to mean that there has to be enough clear space for the plane to roll (move) forwards at least 10 feet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: roll forward

    The airplane's nose wheel needs ten feet of forward clearance to allow it to turn ninety degrees right or left from a dead stop.
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