Runway spacing between landing aircraft
Answered By AOPA
I was cleared to land before the aircraft that landed ahead of me had cleared the runway. I decided to do a go-around rather than land while the other aircraft was still on the runway. Where can I find the guidance that states when an aircraft can be cleared to land (and actually touchdown) with another aircraft on the runway?
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AOPA Staff Answer
Remembering that its always the PIC’s call whether or not to execute a go around, the information you’re looking for can be found in FAA Order JO 7110.65Y, section 3-10-3 covers same runway separation. For two category I aircraft, the aircraft on the runway only needs to be 3,000’ down the runway before you crossed the threshold.