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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


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.

Each figure shows the approximate location of LAHSO

markings, signage, and in−pavement lighting when



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

FIG 4−3−9

Land and Hold Short of an Intersecting Taxiway