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Old 25th Oct 2018, 00:11
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Bankstown Boy
 
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Originally Posted by Car RAMROD View Post
Maybe no-one has needed to use it because they've all got clearances?

Has anybody here, when IFR, been held below 8500 because of no clearance? Never happened to me, and I've never heard it either on the radio.
Sort of, but only once.

Coming out of Glen Innes in the dead of winter, freezing level well below LSALT with lots of wet, grey cloud about topping at about 9,000. I was IFR, in IMC (but out of the clouds) and ATC said to remain outside controlled airspace.

A quick response of "required due weather" was all it took and the clearance was given.

We have great ATC here in Aus and I really, really had to scratch my head to remember the sole example that might qualify for Ramrod.
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