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» THE INFO

Will you know when—or if—to comply?
» By Ian J. Twombly
ILLUSTRATION BY CHARLES FLOYD

LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS
LAND AND HOLD short operations, or LAHSO, is a tool that allows air traffic control to conduct simultaneous arrivals on intersecting runways. It’s a clearance to land and then stop before the intersecting runway or taxiway. Because LAHSO exists as a means to increase operations on a particular airport, it is typically used at larger and busier airports. Given the rare nature of the procedure and its potential for traffic conflicts, it’s important to know the details of how LAHSO works.

TECHNIQUE

PLUS Watch a LAHSO demonstration from the cockpit.

If an airport has the approval to conduct LAHSOs, it will be listed as such in the Airport/Facility Directory, noted on the airport diagram, and in the applicable terminal procedures book. Included in the information will be the available landing distance for each runway. In most cases, the airport’s automatic terminal information service (ATIS) will announce that land and hold short operations are in effect. Most will also specify the available landing distance for each runway. To further aid the pilot in knowing where to stop, holdshort lines are painted on the runway prior to the intersection, just as they are depicted prior to a runway on takeoff. There are also red and white signs on the side of the runway, and in some cases in-pavement lighting.

» THE PROCEDURE
An announcement on the ATIS that LAHSO is in effect is not a clearance or request to do so. If the controller wants you to land and hold short, he will issue you a specific clearance. For example, “Cessna One-TwoThree-Four-Alpha, cleared to land runway eight, hold short runway three-two.” It's important to read back the full clearance, including the requirement to hold short. Once you land, exit at the first available taxiway, making sure it’s prior to the hold-short lines. If you’re unable to exit the runway prior to the lines, come to a complete stop and wait for further ATC instructions.

GO

HOLD

»SPECIAL EMPHASIS AREA

Land and hold short operations are one of 11 special emphasis areas defined by the FAA as requiring increased scrutiny on the Private Pilot Practical Test. You likely won’t be required to demonstrate LAHSO, but you may be quizzed on your knowledge and understanding of the subject.
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Flight Training - July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - July 2012

Flight Training - July 2012
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Best of Both Worlds
How It Works
Knowledge Test News
After the Checkride
News
Since You Asked
News
Final Exam
Products
ASI News
AOPA Action
Flying Carpet
ENJOY THE VIEW
V IS FOR VELOCITY
TECHNIQUE
Weather
Checkride
Flight Lesson
Year One
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Is Flying Hard?
Delaying Solo
Are You Positive?
Advertiser Index
Debrief
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Flight Training - July 2012 - Cover2
Flight Training - July 2012 - 1
Flight Training - July 2012 - 2
Flight Training - July 2012 - 3
Flight Training - July 2012 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - July 2012 - 5
Flight Training - July 2012 - Right Seat
Flight Training - July 2012 - Letters
Flight Training - July 2012 - 8
Flight Training - July 2012 - 9
Flight Training - July 2012 - Best of Both Worlds
Flight Training - July 2012 - 11
Flight Training - July 2012 - How It Works
Flight Training - July 2012 - Knowledge Test News
Flight Training - July 2012 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - July 2012 - News
Flight Training - July 2012 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - July 2012 - 17
Flight Training - July 2012 - News
Flight Training - July 2012 - 19
Flight Training - July 2012 - Final Exam
Flight Training - July 2012 - Products
Flight Training - July 2012 - ASI News
Flight Training - July 2012 - AOPA Action
Flight Training - July 2012 - 24
Flight Training - July 2012 - 25
Flight Training - July 2012 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - July 2012 - 27
Flight Training - July 2012 - ENJOY THE VIEW
Flight Training - July 2012 - 29
Flight Training - July 2012 - 30
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Flight Training - July 2012 - 32
Flight Training - July 2012 - 33
Flight Training - July 2012 - V IS FOR VELOCITY
Flight Training - July 2012 - 35
Flight Training - July 2012 - 36
Flight Training - July 2012 - 37
Flight Training - July 2012 - TECHNIQUE
Flight Training - July 2012 - 39
Flight Training - July 2012 - Weather
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Flight Training - July 2012 - 42
Flight Training - July 2012 - Checkride
Flight Training - July 2012 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - July 2012 - Year One
Flight Training - July 2012 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - July 2012 - 47
Flight Training - July 2012 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - July 2012 - Is Flying Hard?
Flight Training - July 2012 - Delaying Solo
Flight Training - July 2012 - Are You Positive?
Flight Training - July 2012 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - July 2012 - Debrief
Flight Training - July 2012 - Cover3
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