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Preface

FAA’s Good Fairy smiles upon you and causes ATC to tell you, “N44939 released for departure at 1900Z.” What kind of departure restriction is this and what should you do? (May have multiple answers)

1.

You have been issued a “release time” departure restriction.

2.

Such a departure restriction is both a traffic and separation management tool.

3.

It’s the earliest time you can depart.

4.

Now, in their moment of weakness, is the time to press ATC for a release RIGHT NOW!

5.

1 & 3

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