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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : mia.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bhm.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757-200|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Airport||lighting : mia.airport|
signage : mia.airport
I think the taxiway signage at miami is horrible and dangerous. I have flown into the airport numerous times in my career and still find it the most confusing airport I fly into. Taxiing out of spot 9 to runway 8R or runway 12 especially at night is confusing. Trying to find taxiway west or Y or J is very difficult. There are some yellow lines with green taxiway lights on them and there are a few yellow lines with no green taxiway light on them. It seems each time we taxi out we get a different route. This makes it even more difficult. I'll make sure my first officer also has his airport diagram out and is also looking outside with me until we get on one of the parallel txwys and I am certain I know were we are.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757 CAPT RPTS CITES SIGNAGE ISSUES FOR THE SHORT TAXIWAYS CONNECTING THE RAMP TO PARALLEL TXWYS AND TO TXWYS W AND J AT MIA.
Narrative: I THINK THE TXWY SIGNAGE AT MIAMI IS HORRIBLE AND DANGEROUS. I HAVE FLOWN INTO THE ARPT NUMEROUS TIMES IN MY CAREER AND STILL FIND IT THE MOST CONFUSING ARPT I FLY INTO. TAXIING OUT OF SPOT 9 TO RWY 8R OR RWY 12 ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT IS CONFUSING. TRYING TO FIND TXWY W OR Y OR J IS VERY DIFFICULT. THERE ARE SOME YELLOW LINES WITH GREEN TXWY LIGHTS ON THEM AND THERE ARE A FEW YELLOW LINES WITH NO GREEN TXWY LIGHT ON THEM. IT SEEMS EACH TIME WE TAXI OUT WE GET A DIFFERENT RTE. THIS MAKES IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. I'LL MAKE SURE MY FO ALSO HAS HIS ARPT DIAGRAM OUT AND IS ALSO LOOKING OUTSIDE WITH ME UNTIL WE GET ON ONE OF THE PARALLEL TXWYS AND I AM CERTAIN I KNOW WERE WE ARE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.