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ALC-155: Line Up and Wait - LUAW
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Two Major procedural changes are incorporated in the current revision to this course. The changes affect Taxi and Ground Movement Operations – Now requiring an ATC clearance prior to crossing ANY runway – Active, Inactive or Closed.

In addition the course addresses the change concerning harmonization between the FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) you will learn about the procedural change from “taxi into position and hold (TIPH)” to “line up and wait (LUAW)”.

Our Objectives in this program are to review and consider:

  • Best Practices during taxi operations,
  • Air Traffic Control Procedures and Phraseology,
  • Pilot  responsibilities,
  • Awareness of airport markings and Pilot responsibilities re: Precision Obstacle Free Zone,
  • Part 91 and Part 135 Single-Pilot Procedures during taxi operations,
  • Use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during taxi operations, and
  • Best Practices for avoidance of runway incursions.


If you have questions or comments on the material provided in this course please contact:

Phil Dixon
FAASTeam Program Manager
(314) 890-4818

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