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Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO)

The Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) module reviews pilot responsibilities, best operating practices, and planning tools for pilots who are going to accept a land and hold short clearance. Runway signs and markings, landing distance information, Minimum Equipment List (MEL) considerations, weather, and required landing distance (RLD) for LAHSO are reviewed in the module.

This module describes the three runway configurations on which LAHSO can be performed. It also describes the main criteria for accepting and performing a safe LAHSO and the main criteria for declining a LAHSO.


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  • Definitions
  • Preflight Planning
  • In-flight Planning
  • Visual Aids
  • Rejected Landings
  • FAA Aeronautical Information Manual 4-3-11
  • FAA Operation Specification A027