IFR Clearance

Shane Somers

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IFR Clearance
« on: January 21, 2022, 07:48:10 AM »
How does one gain IFR clearance if a controller pops up mid-flight?

David Stone

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Re: IFR Clearance
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 08:04:59 AM »
You just check in with the controller. The really question to be asked here is, how do you properly check in with ATC entering from an un-controlled state. When you check in you should be providing a position report, direction and distance from a point (preferably a Nav Aid like a VOR) and altitude. Example: "Indy Center, American 123 FL330, 25nm South of the Louisville VOR direct the Beckley VOR". But if you have already departed un-controlled on an IFR flight plan and you are following that flight plan you are for all practical purposes cleared.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 08:11:33 AM »
Ok great. Thank you. I would assume if any adjustments need to be made to the plan, the new controller will reach out and advise. Correct?

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Re: IFR Clearance
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 01:56:22 PM »
Ok great. Thank you. I would assume if any adjustments need to be made to the plan, the new controller will reach out and advise. Correct?
Yep!
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-R.