Hot Spot


A “hot spot” is a runway safety related problem area or intersection on an airport. Typically it is a complex or confusing taxiway/taxiway or taxiway/runway intersection. These portions of an airport nearly always have a history of or a significant risk for runway incursions. Prior to taxiing at an airport, whether at the beginning or end of a flight, a pilot should become familiar with the locations of any Hot Spots on the field. If the taxi route does enter a Hot Spot, it is highly recommended that the pilot review the Southeast Chart Supplement, p. 573 (use the applicable region Chart Supplement), to understand the factors involved in making that area a Hot Spot. Lastly, when the aircraft is approaching or in a Hot Spot, the pilot must exercise extreme caution to avoid inadvertently entering a runway or taxiway.



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