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Features January 2014 Issue

A Little Help From ATC

IFR clearances and controller instructions donít always match your desired profile. Sometimes you can compromise or even get what you want, with the right negotiation.

ATC has myriad restrictions and rules, all of which are designed to maximize safety and, believe it or not, also maximize overall efficiency. But, sometimes that overall view of things just doesnít work out for you. Youíve got three choices: 1) Comply with the instruction, 2) Tell Ďem youíre unable, and 3) Work out an alternative to meet your needs and the controllerís.

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