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Pilot reference on width of taxiways

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Is there a pilot reference on the widths of a taxiway for each airport?  I'm curious to note, if a jet would have sufficient turning radius on a taxiway should they need to be turned around.  Obviously, the aircraft could be given alternate taxi instructions or hooked to a tug and pushed back.  I am interested to note if there is a reference where we can determine the taxiway width?

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  1. Jim F. on Nov 06, 2012

    I’ve never seen anything of the like. Even all of the publicly-available airport diagrams and master plans for my airport don’t have this information. I know in our case (KSUS), a simple phone call to the administration and you can get it. I’d assume that would be the case for most larger airports.

    Without all of that nonsense, I just use Google Earth and the ruler tool. It’s accurate to a few feet, and unless the image is way out of date or there is new construction, there shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

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  2. Jim F. on Nov 06, 2012

    Oh, and I’d assume most airports with standard taxiways wouldn’t have enough room for a jet to turn around on (well, maybe a D-Jet). At KSUS, even with some enlarged intersections, they would just taxi on the runway to turn around. Seems a lot simpler than figuring out the exact taxiway dimensions just to turn around.

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