What is a LAHSO?
Some of you might be thinking, what is a LAHSO. LAHSO is short for Land and Hold Short Operation. This is a special procedure where an aircraft landing on a runway hold shorts before a certain point on the runway, intersecting taxiway, or intersecting runway. In Infinite Flight, it would be used for primarily runways.
How does a LAHSO work?
A LAHSO is basically a hold short point on a runway. The most common example, hold short of an intersecting runway. The tower notifies the landing pilot that a LAHSO is in effect. The pilot can either accept or decline it. If the pilot accepts, he agrees to land on the active and hold short of the intersecting. If the pilot declines, the controller must take note and re-arrange intersecting traffic.
Why should it be added?
LAHSOs would expedite arrivals and departurs and be an efficient solution to heavily congested airports with intersecting runway. Because you can have arrival/arrival runways or departure/arrival runways.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. For more information, visit the FAA website on LAHSOs below.