FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education Announcement
Line Up and Wait Phraseology Change
Beginning September 30, 2010 , the words ”Line Up and Wait” will replace the words ”Position and Hold” to instruct a pilot to enter the runway to await take-off clearance. Under the new ”Line Up and Wait” phraseology, the controller will:
Exercise Caution. Be aware the phrase ”Traffic Holding in Position” will continue to be used to advise other aircraft that traffic has been authorized to ”Line Up and Wait” on an active runway.
Please visit: www.faa.gov/go/runwaysafety/ for more details on the change as well as to view an instructional animation explaining the new phraseology.