Wednesday, and was met by the immediate takeoff
of Taiwanese jets, reports said.
Tower: "Speedbird 123, cleared for immediate takeoff
, Runway 27.
Then, suddenly, you get the IFR release and a clearance for immediate takeoff
because there's a Citation on a three-mile final.
The controller said in a transmission to the plane, ''Expect immediate takeoff
,'' to indicate that the aircraft would soon receive formal authorization to take off, without realizing that the terminology is generally used by the control tower only when granting or canceling permission to take off.
When we got clearance for an immediate takeoff
, we hurried on to the runway to take off in the small window the tower had cleared for us.
In addition, I really disfavor a long complicated set of departure instructions thrown in with the takeoff clearance, such as: "November 12X, leaving 1000 turn right heading 250 until leaving 2000 then further right 350; amend altitude maintain 3000 till further advised; cleared for immediate takeoff
, wind 220 at 20, gusting 29.
Can immediate takeoff
clearances be given even though traffic, say three miles out, has been cleared to land?
November 345, I'll get you out next if you can be ready for an immediate takeoff
," he said.