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Old 25th Oct 2018, 23:23
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The Banjo
 
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Originally Posted by Dick Smith View Post
At the present time in Australia pilots on an IFR flight plan cannot enter Class E without a clearance - even in VMC.

In the USA, most pilots on an IFR flight plan take off and climb through E without a clearance to 17,500 feet when VMC exists, which means they are not holding at low levels where traffic density is greater.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how this problem can be solved in Australia?
Dick,

A thinking pilot will set a standard IFR level OCTA (in your example 8,000 west bound OR 7,000 east bound) until receiving the clearance airborne.
It ain't rocket science.
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