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After landing at an airport with a control tower, we waited for about 15 seconds without hearing instructions on which taxiway to take.  We finally told the tower what part of the airport we wanted to go to and then the tower said to turn of at taxiway A.   Are there regulations regarding which taxiway to use after landing at an airport with a control tower?

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  1. Brent on Oct 29, 2013

    The AIM has pretty clear guidance on this subject in paragraph 4−3−20 “Exiting the Runway After Landing.” I recommend you read the whole paragraph, but in summary, absent other instructions, you must exit the runway at the first available taxiway and taxi clear of the runway (all parts of the aircraft completely over the hold short line). Once clear, you must hold until further clearance is received.

    Unless explicitly cleared otherwise, you must never exit onto another runway, stop on the runway, or reverse on the runway.

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  2. Sam Dawson on Oct 29, 2013

    As Brent mentioned a summary of the guidance is that you are expected to exit the runway as soon as feasible at the first available taxiway.

    It is also a good idea to have an idea where you are going on the airport ahead of time. Some runways/airports are easy- there is only one way to exit the runway and only one FBO. Others can be more complex. KLGB, for example, has several FBO’s at several locations around the airport as well as numerous crossing runways. (If you look at the right side of the attached link you can see an airport layout diagram that has the FBOs labeled).
    http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLGB

    At such airports as KLGB they will often ask inbound aircraft where they are going on the airfield. If not asked and if radio traffic permits I will tell tower where I am going and will try to plan my approach (if able) for one that puts me on a runway close to where I want to go. Again, looking at the example of KLGB you can see landing on 25R if going to Signature requires a more complex taxi after landing verses landing on 25L. You- and ATC in most cases- would prefer you land on 25L in this instance.

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