Staying ahead of the airplane is the name of the game, especially when it comes to IFR flying. One of the easiest ways to do that is to keep your radios set one step ahead of the game. Here’s how I like to set up my radios for departure and arrival.
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Communicating with air traffic control is a daunting task for many student pilots. In fact, just getting a single word in to JFK controllers is almost beyond my abilities as a professional aviator. ATC lingo is a rapid back and forth between pilots and controllers, and in busy airspace a little etiquette is in order.
LAHSO is a very common term that pilots can hear during landing sequences. LAHSO is an acronym that is meant to say “land and hold short.” The whole meaning of the acronym is “Land and Hold Short Operations.” This is a system that has been devised in order to maximize the capacity and to improve the efficiency of an airport in receiving and sending aircraft off. However, in order for it to be effective pilots need to develop and acquire an accurate understanding of the LAHSO concept.