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AIM 

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

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Land and Hold Short of an Intersecting Runway 

EXAMPLE

 

FIG 4

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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

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Land and Hold Short of an Intersecting Taxiway 

Airport Operations 

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