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Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel!
So lets take a closer look at the famous follow me car itself. From the outside it definitely stands out with its black and yellow checkered paint job. That‘s the primary reason, to stand out from all other ground vehicles. On the roof you have a set of antennas to receive data link messages and to be able to communicate on all airport frequencies. Then the large infamous „Follow me“ sign which the driver controls from his dashboard and another feature you‘ll see in minute. Some follow me cars have extra bright lights mounted on their roof or bonnet to light up the taxiway or runway during night time operation.
Inside the car, the dashboard with the associated switches. A traffic screen to send and receive messages from dispatch and the mentioned radio to listen to given clearances. Besides standard safety equipment like a fire extinguisher, first aid kit etc. the car comes with an extra set of wheel chocks and these handheld wands, but more about in a minute.
But the primary purpose for what the Follow-Me car is best known for is of course, hence the name „Follow me“. So guiding airplanes around the apron and the taxiways, to or from active runways. If a Follow-Me car is requested upon landing, the driver, who is called a marshaller, will be notified by one of the air traffic controllers in the tower, either on a separate radio frequency or via data link messaging to his monitor. Once he receives and confirms the order, he positions his car where the arriving cockpit crew can see it best once they exit the runway. Then monitors the active ground frequency and waits for you to receive your taxi clearance. Once you’ve read back your clearance only then will the driver turn on his beacon and the “Follow me” sign and expects you to keep up with him and match his speed. Some of the of Follow me signs have arrows which will flash up once the driver uses his indicator, signaling the pilot that a turn can be expected and second now. Some also have a trigger in the handbrake, switching the follow me instructions to Stop!
But see more in the video ...
Thank you very much for your time! I hope you enjoy this video!
Wishing you all the best!

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  • Very informative. Bit wheres ya hi-vis capt Joe ??

    MikeMike18 саат мурун
  • „Im schöne Schwabeländle“ 🥰

    Louis HuberLouis Huber21 саат мурун
  • 1:52 was getting hit with a jet blast not an issue here?

    dunodisko221dunodisko221Күн мурун
    • There's a bit of distance, also its open space so overall jetblast effect won't be significant

      ZK-APAZK-APAКүн мурун
  • i'm from ny, near kjfk, i've seen it a few times

    Victoria GVictoria G2 күн мурун
  • i'd follow the Lambo too

    Victoria GVictoria G2 күн мурун
  • I swear I’d never seen any of these before and now, all of a sudden, I’m seeing them everywhere

    Patrick BatemanPatrick Bateman2 күн мурун
  • Yes, the Smart Fully Automated Routing/Taxi vehicle. The Smart FART.

    dnxtbillgatesdnxtbillgates2 күн мурун
  • My wife liked the Lamborghini. I would prefer the Soapbox, i mean, Trabant.

    Matthew MorycinskiMatthew Morycinski3 күн мурун
  • Does anyone else finds Captain Joe's laugh endearing?

    Julia N.Julia N.3 күн мурун
  • The obscene hen disappointingly rule because sampan greely land like a plain drizzle. luxuriant, irritating lightning

    Ngan StanfieldNgan Stanfield3 күн мурун
  • @captain jo: as you started the vid with "from schönen Schwabenländle" you got me :-D love your videos!

    rennnnsemmlrennnnsemml4 күн мурун
  • The automatic dream therapeutically sound because pentagon inexplicably wash underneath a enchanted encyclopedia. cloistered, beneficial goat

    Joseph StephenJoseph Stephen5 күн мурун
  • 6:18 Not your standard marsahaling signals as indicated in Annex 2 of ICAO, but...it does the job! : )

    MeireleMeirele5 күн мурун
  • Enjoyed the video and was surprised to see the Thomson 737 (G-FDZD) which I flew on back in 2014

    dbitifydbitify5 күн мурун
  • I thought I heard that in The Learning Channel, where the U-2 has to land bicycle style, since its fuselage is only narrow, than that of commercial and freight aircraft.

    Jason SembranoJason Sembrano5 күн мурун
  • I always thought these were some kind of Pilot taxi. Well now I know more! Thank you!

    linuxareslinuxares5 күн мурун
  • weird nitpick, but the U2 is actually strangely enough still in use today. IDK what the airforce does with it, as its job was replaced long ago, but I guess sometimes you still need a 500 MPH plane to get the job done.

    Weston HarrisWeston Harris6 күн мурун
  • Just a note, The U-2 is still currently active in the U.S.A.F., and I believe that NASA may also be operating it as well.

    James BernardinoJames Bernardino6 күн мурун
  • Germany is literally better at everything engineering wise and in common sense

    Lance fisherLance fisher6 күн мурун
  • If Hannover got a Porsche and a R8.. what does Abu Dhabi have? Bugatti and Koenigsegg? Do they have a Follow Me Leopard 2A6?

    Peter ParkerPeter Parker6 күн мурун
  • They have the perfect opportunity to call this a pilot car and they don't

    Jeffrey KupetzJeffrey Kupetz7 күн мурун
  • Back in my Air Force career, we had Follow Me Trucks. Usually a Ford F150 painted blue guiding planes around the tarmac. Some had the duty of collecting the parachutes from the F4 Phantoms when they deployed them while landing.

    Stealth G35 InfinitiStealth G35 Infiniti7 күн мурун
  • I think the reason we don’t have follow me cars here in America is because we are much more of a ‘here’s a map, have fun’ kind of culture.

    Nate MladekNate Mladek7 күн мурун
  • I know Philadelphia has at least one Follow Me car.

    Operator 801Operator 8017 күн мурун
  • I hear the U2 ground marshal yelling "terrain - terrain - pull up" just before crossing the runway threshold 😂

    liminosliminos7 күн мурун
  • Really loving your videos, thank you!....

    Susan MuraguriSusan Muraguri7 күн мурун
  • Stuttgart Airport. I've been there many times. Very familiar with it. Nice to see them getting (and giving) some love!

    David MDavid M7 күн мурун
  • Lamborghini: the follow me car that consumes fuel as fast as the aircraft.

    RickySTTRickySTT8 күн мурун
    • lol

      Tom CorwineTom Corwine8 күн мурун
  • Well a Huracan is nearly identical to the R8, just a different generation to the one shown.

    Max S.Max S.8 күн мурун
  • Do they really still paint them? I thought it was all wraps by now.

    Max S.Max S.8 күн мурун
  • My tenth (or around there) birthday we did a "behind the scenes" tour at our local airport (Hamburg, Germany, fairly small). The guide said "and those are the follow me cars. Usually they drive far enough ahead for the pilot to see them. We use the Busses (VW T4 at the time), because their size gives some resonance for a loud crunch when the plane wheel hits us, so the pilots know to back off a bit."

    Max S.Max S.8 күн мурун
  • For your information the huracan is the Current follow me car in Bologna.

    bernard bouzonbernard bouzon8 күн мурун
  • Thanks for the video. I took a flight from Vienna to Munich last year and the plane was guided by a follow me car due to low visibilty after landing.

    bernard bouzonbernard bouzon8 күн мурун
  • I'd say Schipol (AMS)

    bernard bouzonbernard bouzon8 күн мурун
  • I'm a pilot based in Poland flying the 737-800 and every airport I operate in (Katowice, Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw Modlin, Lodz, Wroclaw, Rzeszow and Poznan) have the follow me service mandatory for all arriving aircraft and some of the airports have the service mandatory for departing aircraft too e.g. Krakow and Rzeszow

    Robbie KennaRobbie Kenna8 күн мурун
  • Reminds me of the wonderful Richard Scarry books and drawings

    Tom TomTom Tom8 күн мурун
  • Your audio is really funky dude. 😋😂

    Mikael SojkaMikael Sojka8 күн мурун
  • What a horrible sounding narrator

    btakesabtakesa8 күн мурун
  • 13:00

    azazi sarahazazi sarah8 күн мурун
  • Huh… I imagine with the massive amounts of lift that the U2 can generate (necessary to fly so high up), that it could absolutely land at the speed a fast car can get up to.

    puellanivispuellanivis8 күн мурун
  • I swear instead of "U2" I heard: "Within that car is another KGcode pilot."

    juliansarkjuliansark8 күн мурун
  • You’re the best one

    Dale AllanDale Allan8 күн мурун
  • please add closed captions for deaf people

    Don'tSpikeMyDrinkDon'tSpikeMyDrink9 күн мурун
  • how do I get this job?!?

    Alan SwansonAlan Swanson9 күн мурун
  • Where to take off? Follow the lamborghini at speed, pull back the stick and raise your landing gear. Goodbeye!

    Rolf HelderRolf Helder9 күн мурун
  • Work on the audio quality plz

    Bobo The mightyBobo The mighty9 күн мурун
  • Saw this car in racing 🏎

    OneOmotOneOmot9 күн мурун
  • Plot twist: the Lamborghini is the actual plane

    JonJon9 күн мурун
  • I was confused why I'd never heard of these until you said we don't have them in the US 😛

    KlipikKlipik9 күн мурун
  • Follow Me car: "Follow Me" Pilots: "I think this car has a questline for us"

    Aroop RoelofsAroop Roelofs9 күн мурун
  • 8:30 look that he wants a real take off let him do

    looneytoons90slooneytoons90s9 күн мурун
  • Thank you for this video! @Captain Joe, Since you're based in Luxemburg, you've probably visited Saarbrücken? Have you been at the airport there (probably not with the 747 ;-) )? Funny thing is... as often as I've been at EDDR, there was always the follow me car. And the funny part about this is.. the airport has one runway (for jets), one taxi way and like two apron parking stands. Still always the follow me car 😂😂😂 I find that very hilarious because at big airports like EDDF I barely see a follow me car....

    kreiseltowerkreiseltower9 күн мурун
  • Goose clip possible most funniest 😂

    TomushTomush9 күн мурун
  • The U2 is still in service.

    BlavaBlava9 күн мурун
  • I have one question for those who are seeing this video.... What are the two types of vehicles whose weight has been focused a lot??

    Khiladi 340Khiladi 34010 күн мурун
  • I would think it would be really embarrassing to pull up to the wrong gate !!!

    John SidersJohn Siders10 күн мурун
  • How did we maneuver the hallways of junior high/high school much less college campuses...

    Rooster CogburnRooster Cogburn10 күн мурун
  • Never experienced a follow me car, at our field it’s use the only inbound taxiway, pick some empty grass in front of the hangar, try to avoid the bat shit crazy helis that will try to land on you for no apparent reason, and leave it there 🤣

    ChloeLouiseeBChloeLouiseeB10 күн мурун
  • I'd never heard of or seen such vehicles, however the instant it was described it kind of had that typical "oh, that just makes sense then" that a lot of aspects of aviation have. I have found myself behind standard airport vehicles in the past though - as the coffee delivery guy! First time on a taxiway in a Ford Transit is an interesting experience!

    WhiteWulfeWhiteWulfe10 күн мурун
  • I used to work as a Marshaller. I remember my first night shift with low visibility. I was terryfied, i couldn't see what was in front of me, it was like 50m visibility. Great that you mention what marshaller is doing on the airport. You should decode all marshaller signs, because most of the GA pilots don't know what we want them to do.

    Marcin WMarcin W10 күн мурун
  • The best pilot in the world 😘

    Relaxing White Noise StudioRelaxing White Noise Studio10 күн мурун
  • 😂 i love how the thumbnail has a lamborgini as the follow me car

    AviationPilot99AviationPilot9910 күн мурун
    • They do exist tho😎

      Ethan's AviationEthan's Aviation9 күн мурун
  • love the checklist at the end! great video

    KevinMichaelMichaelKevinMichaelMichael10 күн мурун
  • I never seen one 😭 are they in the US?

    Escape RealityEscape Reality10 күн мурун
  • Lamborghini $200,000 Boeing 747 $240,000,000

    88botong88botong10 күн мурун
  • Great video

    Andy BushAndy Bush10 күн мурун
  • First Time ever I heard about such a vehicle ever !!!

    LuxciumLuxcium10 күн мурун
  • Thank you for another excellent video!

    mhs vzmhs vz10 күн мурун
  • cuz pilots are dumb and don't know where to go otherwise?

    king james488king james48810 күн мурун
  • DUS- Düsseldorf

    Chris KästnerChris Kästner10 күн мурун
  • 'FOLLOW ME'? Hmm. I remember the 'Fireflash' episode of the Gerry Anderson TV series 'Thunderbirds' where three of the ground vehicles displayed 'LAND ON ME' signs...

    Elli PElli P10 күн мурун
  • lamborGHIni not lamborgini ahah

    J.D.V filmsJ.D.V films10 күн мурун
  • I didn't think the airports were still that busy.

    Alain ArchambaultAlain Archambault10 күн мурун
  • it is Heathrow airport

    fan fanfan fan10 күн мурун
  • I've provided a follow me service a few times. I was an airport reporting officer and works safety officer for a small regional airport (YWSL). We were under going mager upgrades and some taxiways were closed. While the nearby military base provided air traffic control for the area, my airport has no tower and as such there is no ground control. Enter the pilots who got a little lost and my plain white utility vehicle with only amber beacon lights and a radio to guide them to their parking. Not a service normally operated at such a small airport, but necessary at the time due to contruction works which I was supervising.

    EmilyEmily10 күн мурун
  • Good video on an under appreciated part of the airport services - maybe one next for your humble ground crew / turnaround guys, just saying like :) Also nice to your former home supporting your content, here's a shout out to SGT

    Malcolm AnonMalcolm Anon10 күн мурун
  • Is that a JFK airport? The tower looks similar.

    ZetanistZetanist10 күн мурун
  • it's LAMBORG-INI not LAMBORJINI 🤦‍♂️

    Marco DMMarco DM10 күн мурун
  • Morning Joe, brilliant video as always! At our airport we also use follow me cars on particular taxiways that don't have any taxiway lighting. If we haven't got taxiway edge and centerline lights during hours of official darkness or LVP's, a follow me will be mandatory to comply with the aerodrome license / manual and regulatory regulations.

    Stupid Comment Of The WeekStupid Comment Of The Week10 күн мурун
  • Grüße aus Stuttgart wusste gar nicht das du von hier kommst haha 😂

    Markus NeefMarkus Neef10 күн мурун
  • Captain Joe, you’re the best!!!! From Chicago O’Hare, and Executive Tower. I agree that we need more follow me cars in Chicago! How do we get that in the books? Our winters and outdoor roads & rough and dangerous (Most of the time) You would think that we have a decent amount of emergency vehicles 8-0

    Elliot TaggartElliot Taggart11 күн мурун
  • "Yellow Orange bright colours"?? really I may a bit colour-blind but I see yellow and black.

    zog zogzog zog11 күн мурун
  • If I had that Lamborghini Tower 0800: please inspect runway Me 0804: completed Tower: what so fast? Me: yes sir inspected it twice

    femanvatefemanvate11 күн мурун
  • Me: sees airport Me: is that MBS ? Also Me: no why would it be no one knows about it

    Liz HedlundLiz Hedlund11 күн мурун
    • What

      Que l'ombre d'un Homme.Que l'ombre d'un Homme.2 күн мурун
  • Seems like million dollar planes should have a Tom Tom or Garmin and the ground control could set up your route and stop areas

    canadarocks8bcanadarocks8b11 күн мурун
  • What airliner do you work for?

    BeachtimeBeachtime11 күн мурун
  • Kind of ironic that pilots are able to fly all around the world at almost the speed of sound, being responsible for the safety of hundreds of passengers and hundreds of tons of metal which costs millions of dollars to replace and are trained to handle all kinds of unexpected failures that may ouccur somewhere over the pacific ocean, but after a successful manual crosswind landing the most challenging part of the flight exceeds their capabilities and cannot be completed without assistance: The apron. Two pilots are unable to read a map and follow yellow lines and signs, while being guided via radio to their destination. So many turns, left - and right, without prior warning by a flashing arrow sign in front of them? no way!

    Jochen SchuellerJochen Schueller11 күн мурун
  • Great video, unbelievably cold there ... eh!

    Michele OrbolatoMichele Orbolato11 күн мурун
  • I wonder if the local taxpayers know they paid for a $500,000 Lamborghini when a $20,000 Fiat 500 would do the job just as well. If that happened in my area, the local airport commissioners would be kicked out of office.

    Dan NashDan Nash11 күн мурун
  • My father used to fly gliders. The tugs they used to retrieve gliders that had landed all had a follow me sign on the back. Glider pilot humor.

    toolchessttoolchesst11 күн мурун
  • Munich, i can see the control tower and that big tent thing where the entrance is

    Versatile LifeVersatile Life11 күн мурун
  • uh i have never seen this

    Michael KlumpMichael Klump11 күн мурун
  • 9:09 lol Ryanair The king of back breaking landings

    Muhammed OmarMuhammed Omar11 күн мурун
  • I'm very happy to hear that electric vehicles are being used more these days. I guess in Germany it will more likely be a VW or Audi rather than Tesla for the follow me. But it will be cool to see any of these next time I fly!

    nettlesoupnettlesoup11 күн мурун
  • You are cool

    Dennis AdamsDennis Adams11 күн мурун
  • You never rlly see these in the states

    David SaucedoDavid Saucedo11 күн мурун
  • Who leads the planes to the stand, is that the assignment of ATC or a specific department?

    Sérgio AgostinhoSérgio Agostinho11 күн мурун
  • 8:23 Strange looking private jet

    Kristof KiralyKristof Kiraly11 күн мурун
  • i have flown so many places in the world, i have never seen a yellow and black car with dots on it

    ubonyeleubonyele11 күн мурун
  • Love from schwabisch gmuend

    Sarath ChandraSarath Chandra11 күн мурун