Taxiing a jet aircraft is a task requiring no less care on your part than actual flight. Dont allow the
combination of excellent forward visibility, hydraulic brakes, nose wheel steering, and tricycle landing gear
to give you a false sense of security that could result in excessive taxi speed and careless lookout
procedures. Even at IDLE, the T-45 may taxi at excessive speeds due to high residual thrust.
Now youre ready to obtain taxi clearance. Call ground control and include the letter designation of the
ATIS information you have received. When cleared by ground control, taxi to the runway on the taxiway
centerline. The minimum distance between you and the preceding aircraft will be IAW NATOPS/SOP.
Stop the aircraft at an appropriate spot in the hold short area closest to the painted hold short line and
perform the takeoff checklist. When ready for takeoff, double-check that the canopy is down and locked
and call the tower for takeoff. Repeat the clearance from the tower to avoid possible misunderstanding.