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ATC issues you, “N44939, expect departure clearance at 1830Z.” What type of departure restriction is this? Can you depart at 1825? (May have multiple answers)

1.

You have been issued an Expect Departure Clearance Time or EDCT.

2.

You have been issued an EFCDT, Expect Further Clearance Departure Time.

3.

No, you cannot depart earlier than the time given.

4.

You are expected to depart any time up to 5 minutes before or after 1830.

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