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Old 12-08-2017, 09:13 PM
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Default IFR Clearance Delivery & Flight Release App

The FAA and MITRE are working on this app. It looks promising to me.

The MITRE App

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Old 12-08-2017, 10:56 PM
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That looks pretty cool!
Don't the international airlines receive their clearances via text now?
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:33 AM
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Integrate that into ForeFlight and it?ll make it even more irresistible.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:39 AM
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That looks pretty cool!
Don't the international airlines receive their clearances via text now?
Some will get clearances via ACARS, but not cell phone text message.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:33 AM
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That looks pretty cool!
Don't the international airlines receive their clearances via text now?
PDC (pre departure clearance) and CPDLC (controller pilot datalink communication) are the two ways we get ?text? clearances. Slight differences between the two...PDC is just a clearance and is a different technology. CPDLC allows other kinds of clearances throughout the flight. Not limited to international airlines...even corporate planes can participate. My regional didn?t pay for either, but I think most other regionals have PDC...I think most majors have CPDLC now. Lots of boring reading about CPDLC is available.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:02 AM
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Hey, look, there's my Dad's house!

Very cool, I want.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:15 AM
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As a pilot who frequently requests the identifiers to be spelled, having a textual transfer of the clearance information would be wonderful - even if all other tasks of the departure and arrival were still via the radio.
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:14 PM
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Wow - talk about a straightforward, logical process and App - will be excited to see it go live!
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:20 PM
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Heck yeah!
Today's mission was a PnP dog flight to San Angleo CAVU, but why not file IFR? This was my first experience filing from foreflight (I always use weathermeister) and getting back a notice from the app of the "expected clearance route" after filing. Huh? Wow, really? I went ahead and planned for it. And guess what, that is exactly the clearance we got on the ramp. Boom, already had the waypoints loaded, had looked at them and knew where they were, etc, etc. Yeah, I'm good with that and already had them noted on the knee board. Very useful.

I too have been the guy on the ramp that is basically, "no, sorry, I'm a thousand miles away from home and can't read back that complicated clearance until I understand it and can ensure that I can fly it. I'll get back to you on that......."

Maybe the technology really will be useful.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:54 PM
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FltPlan.com also shows the expected clearance. Our company (corporate flight department) always files through FltPlan.com. Clearances received are USUALLY the expected route but not ALWAYS.
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