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Hey everyone.  I didn't notice a topic for the voice commands we use to control traffic.  The commands are fairly extensive but I was wondering if there could be a new command that is included in taxi instructions that would authorize crossing runways.  Something like "Taxi to terminal via taxiway S A1, cross runway 1R, cross runway 1L"?

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30 minutes ago, JonnyB said:

Hey everyone.  I didn't notice a topic for the voice commands we use to control traffic.  The commands are fairly extensive but I was wondering if there could be a new command that is included in taxi instructions that would authorize crossing runways.  Something like "Taxi to terminal via taxiway S A1, cross runway 1R, cross runway 1L"?

This request is an oldie but a goody. But it will have to wait for the next version as development on the current version stopped several months ago. 

There is a workaround. Let's say for example, taxiway B is a taxiway past 1L. You can say "hold short of taxiway B", instead of the two cross runway commands, and the plane will cross the two runways and stop prior to B.

 

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To add to @crbascott's workaround, you can also tell the aircraft to hold short of a taxiway that is not on the aircraft's taxiing path. After the command is issued, the aircraft will not stop at any runways or taxiways because it is looking to stop at a taxiway it will never cross.

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I also discovered that you can achieve the same effect after giving taxi instructions by telling the aircraft to "hold short of" the destination runway (Ex: DAL7689 is given taxi instructions to Runway 28L via F at KSFO.  After the aircraft starts moving instruct it to "hold short of runway 28L".  The aircraft will then automatically cross Runways 01L and 01R on it's way to runway 28L.  Cool!

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