short-range clearance

short-range clearance

A clearance issued to a departing IFR (instrument flight rules) flight that authorizes an IFR flight to a specific fix short of the destination while ATC (air traffic control) facilities are coordinating and obtaining the complete clearance.
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Fly IFR from non-towered, out-of-the-way airport, and you'll eventually get a short-range clearance like the one above.
Climbing out of a non-towered airport below radar coverage (whether on a short-range clearance or with clearance all the way to destination), it's your responsibility to arrive safely at the first IFR altitude and fix.
Under certain conditions, at some locations a short-range clearance procedure is utilized whereby a clearance is issued to a fix within or just outside of the terminal area, and pilots are advised of the frequency on which they will receive the long-range clearance direct from the center controller.

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