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Old 22nd Apr 2010, 11:49
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Dick Smith
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,250
Jet. in Jepps I think you will find that there is no such definition as an "IFR aircraft".

In the USA you may give a taxi call in G to ATC when on an IFR flight plan but you are not considered IFR until you are given your IFR clearance.
Thats why you can climb in E in VMC before being given your IFR clearance--- yes just as we climb in G now waiting for our IFR clearance.

In Australia , to stop E working correctly it was decided that once an IFR flight planned aircraft gave a taxi call to ATC it was then considered to be IFR which meant it could not enter class E in VMC without a clearance unless it cancelled IFR.
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