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AIM

10/12/17

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−3−17

Airport Operations

clearance provided that the pilot

−in−command

determines that the aircraft can safely land and stop
within the Available Landing Distance (ALD). ALD
data are published in the special notices section of the
Chart Supplement U.S.  and in the  U.S. Terminal
Procedures Publications.  Controllers will also
provide ALD data upon request. Student pilots or
pilots not familiar with LAHSO should not
participate in the program.

3.

The pilot

−in−command has the final authori-

ty to accept or decline any land and hold short
clearance. The safety and operation of the aircraft
remain the responsibility of the pilot. Pilots are
expected to decline a LAHSO clearance if they
determine it will compromise safety.

4.

To conduct LAHSO, pilots should become

familiar with all available information concerning
LAHSO at their destination airport. Pilots should
have, readily available, the published ALD and
runway slope information for all LAHSO runway
combinations at each airport of intended landing.
Additionally, knowledge about landing performance
data permits the pilot to readily determine that the
ALD for the assigned runway is sufficient for safe
LAHSO. As part of a pilot’s preflight planning
process, pilots should determine if their destination
airport has LAHSO. If so, their preflight planning
process should include an assessment of which
LAHSO combinations would work for them given
their aircraft’s required landing distance. Good pilot
decision making is knowing in advance whether one
can accept a LAHSO clearance if offered.

FIG 4

−3−8

Land and Hold Short of an Intersecting Runway

EXAMPLE

FIG 4

−3−10 − holding short at a designated point may be

required to avoid conflicts with the runway safety
area/flight path of a nearby runway.
NOTE

Each figure shows the approximate location of LAHSO
markings, signage, and in

−pavement lighting when

installed.

REFERENCE

AIM, Chapter 2, Aeronautical Lighting and Other Airport Visual Aids.

FIG 4

−3−9

Land and Hold Short of an Intersecting Taxiway

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