Marshalling Signals

The use of marshalling signals is typically encountered at larger or busier airports where ground crew oversee and coordinate the movement of aircraft on airport aprons.  The use of signals, for example, is common at Fixed Based Operator facilities, which are the commercial suppliers of fuel and other aircraft and crew services at airports.  Marshallers normally position themselves forward of the left wingtip, within view of the pilot, and they will use illuminating lights at night.  Note that the engines of multi-engine aircraft are numbered left to right (pilot’s perspective), beginning on the outer engine on the aircraft’s left wing.

Canadian aircraft marshalling signals.  Langley Flying School.