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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tpa|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Heavy Transport, Low Wing, 4 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
The purpose of this report is to comment on the poor taxiway markings at tpa airport. During a taxiout in CAT III conditions, the tower operator could not see the aircraft and had to depend on the pilots reporting their position. This is very difficult to determine in visibility such as this when the txwys are not marked properly. The tpa airport also needs ground radar for these conditions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR PIC IS CONCERNED ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO IDENTIFY HIS POSITION ON TXWY W IN VERY LOW VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.
Narrative: THE PURPOSE OF THIS RPT IS TO COMMENT ON THE POOR TXWY MARKINGS AT TPA ARPT. DURING A TAXIOUT IN CAT III CONDITIONS, THE TWR OPERATOR COULD NOT SEE THE ACFT AND HAD TO DEPEND ON THE PLTS RPTING THEIR POS. THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE IN VIS SUCH AS THIS WHEN THE TXWYS ARE NOT MARKED PROPERLY. THE TPA ARPT ALSO NEEDS GND RADAR FOR THESE CONDITIONS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.