Land And Hold Short

According to the FAA, “LAHSO is an aviation procedure that has been used safely since 1968…LAHSO have been refined through years of operational experience and cooperation among the FAA, airlines, pilots and controllers”.

The Hold Short Point beyond which a landing aircraft with a LAHSO clearance is not authorized to proceed is painted in the runway, and red and white holding position signs are located alongside the hold short point. Additionally, there are six or seven in-pavement, pulsing white lights at the LAHSO hold short point.

The minimum requirements are 2,500 feet, measured from the landing threshold to the hold short point on the hold short runway. Two planes may arrive on intersecting runways if the distance on the full-length runway from the threshold to the intersection where the hold short clearance is effective is greater than 3,000 feet.

Weather minimums required for LAHSO are a 1,500-foot ceiling and three miles visibility, though if the runway is equipped with precision approach path indicators (PAPI), then minimums can be 1,000 foot ceiling and three miles.

The minimum runway requirements are 2,500 feet, measured from the landing threshold to the hold short point on the hold short runway. Two planes may arrive on intersecting runways if the distance on the full-length runway from the threshold to the intersection where the hold short clearance is effective is greater than 3,000 feet.