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IFR Communication Procedure Copy Right Nice Air 2575 Robert Fowler Way, San Jose, CA 95148 Phone(408)729-3383 1 IFR Communication Procedure I. IFR Flight Plan and Tower En-route Clearance A) Types of Flight Plan 1) IFR Flight Plans - File through FSS, requires center assistance and/or approach control facilities for all IFR Flight Plans, including Tower En-route. 2) Tower En-route - Clearance for tower to tower or local flight. Approach is involved, but not the center. File with Ground or Clearance Delivery or FSS. Used in conjunction with adjacent approach controls to eliminate use of center airspace. Limited to facilities which have an agreement with each other. Other- wise, file all IFR Flight Plans with FSS. II. IFR Clearance A) Format of an IFR Clearance 1) Format C Clearance limit R Route A Altitude F Departure Frequency T Transponder Squawk 2) Explanation C Usually to an airport R First gives a heading Either: a) Fly Runway heading b) Turn left c) Turn right Then either "radar vectors" or "direct" to the next airway or fix (VOR or Intersection). This will continue to the last fix then "direct" or "as filed". A Always "climb (descend) and maintain" or "maintain xxx feet", will be followed by "Expect xxx feet xx minutes after departure". F Check approach frequency with sectional chart or approach plate. T Transponder code (xxxx) B) Short Hand for Clearance C SCK A/P R TL 290, RV SJC, V334 SUNOL V195 ECA D A CM 30 50/10 F 121.3 T 7500 or...

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