Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on
the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be
instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some
point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure
or to exit the runway.