Marshalling Hand Signals

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Attract attention/Identify gate

Raise fully extended arms straight above head with wands pointing up, move hands fore and aft to keep from blending into background.

Continue to taxi straight ahead

Bend extended arms at elbows and move wands up and down from waist to head.

Slow down

Move extended arms downwards in a 'patting' gesture, moving wands up and down from waist to knee.

Turn right (from the pilot's point of view)

With left arm and wand extended at a 90 degree angle to the body, right hand makes the 'come ahead' signal. The rate of signal motion indicates to the pilot the rate of aircraft movement desired.

Turn left (from the pilot's point of view)

With right arm and wand extended at a 90 degree angle to the body, left hand makes the 'come ahead' signal. The rate of signal motion indicates to the pilot the rate of aircraft movement desired.

Proceed at your own discretion

Point both arms upward, move and extend arms outward to side of body and point with wands to direction of next marshaller or taxi area.

Normal stop

Fully extend arms and wands at 90 degrees to the sides and slowly move to above the head until the wands cross.

Emergency stop

Abruptly extend arms and wands to top of head, crossing wands and wave twice.

Set brakes

Raise hand just above shoulder height with open palm. Ensuring eye contact with the flight crew, close hand into a fist. DO NOT move until the receipt of thumbs up acknowledgement from the flight crew.

Release brakes

Raise hand just above shoulder height with the hand closed in a fist. Ensuring eye contact with the flight crew, open palm. DO NOT move until receipt of thumbs up acknowledgement from the flight crew.

Cut engines

Extend arm with wand forward of body at shoulder level, move hand and wand to top of left shoulder and draw wand to top of right shoulder in a slicing motion across throat.

Connect power

Hold arms fully extended above head, open left hand horizontally and move fingertips of right hand into and touch the open palm of the left hand (forming a 'T'). At night, illuminated wands can also be used to form a 'T' above the head.

Disconnect power

Hold arms fully extended above head with finger tips of right hand touching the open horizontal palm of the left hand (forming a 'T'), then move right hand away from the left. DO NOT disconnect the power until authorised by the flight crew. At night, illuminated wands can also be used to open the 'T' above the head.

Interphone

Extend both arms at 90 degrees from body and move hands to cup both ears.

Chocks inserted

Move extended arms from shoulders pointing inwards towards waist.

Chocks removed

Move extended arms from waist pointing outwards.

Start engines

Raise right arm to head level with wand pointing up and start a circular motion with hand, at the same time with the left arm raised above head level point to engine to be started.

Engine/brake fire

Moving right hand wand in a 'fanning' motion from the shoulder to the knee, while at the same time pointing with the left-hand wand to the area of the fire.

Affirmative/All clear

Raise right arm to head level with wand pointing up or display hand with thumbs up, left arm remains at side by knee.

Negative

Hold right arm straight out at 90 degrees from shoulder and point wand down to ground or display hand with thumbs down, left hand remains at side by knee.

Supply air from air starter

Close right fist in left-hand palm.

Begin push back

Move extended arms in a forward and backward motion as a 'patting' gesture.

Pins removed

Pull down right arm extended above head and bring elbow parallel to shoulder.

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