• Tutorial: IFR Clearances Explained

    IFR Clearances Explained - Five Clearances with Real Air Traffic Controllers

    IFR Clearances Explained - Five Clearances with Real Air Traffic Controllers

    If you're an instrument student or a newly rated IFR pilot and IFR clearances are intimidating, this video will show the basics of an IFR clearance and make them a little bit easier to copy and understand. This video shows how to copy clearances with and without using CRAFT. I recommend NOT using the CRAFT acronym after the format is understood as shown in the video. Clearances are requested from Clearance Delivery, Ground, and (simulated) over the phone at a non-towered airport where a clearance void time would be received.

    This video shows the basics of IFR clearances. Current and former Air Traffic Controllers read five different IFR clearances ranging from easy to difficult. There are clearances that are cleared as filed, partial full route, full route, and clearances at non-towered airports with a clearance void time. The goal of this video is to explain the basic concepts of an IFR clearance, the differences between types of clearances, and most of all, for instrument students to be able to practice writing IFR clearances read by Air Traffic Controllers.

    The same concepts apply to requesting, copying, and reading back an IFR clearance for those using live ATC services on Microsoft Flight Simulator such as VATSIM and PilotEdge.

    thecorporatepilotdad
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    About The Author

    This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.

    Tags: atc, clearance, ifr

    10 Comments
    1. iberomastia's Avatar
      iberomastia -
      Really amazing and instructive. Thanks.
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      It's your usual superb job of teaching.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by iberomastia View Post
      Really amazing and instructive. Thanks.
      Thank you. I am currently doing a similar video on approach clearances that should be out in a few days.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
      It's your usual superb job of teaching.
      I really appreciate the nice comments. A lot of work goes into these videos. Another one is in the process and should be out in a few days covering approach clearances and what a pilot would hear from ATC and all the different possibilities of approach clearances from vectors, full approach, and more.
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Yes, those videos ARE a lot of work, and it's obviously a labor of love, done well indeed. I do family videos, and have done other things such as weddings, so I know what goes into the things you've done here. It would be interesting to know which editing/production software you're using. A few of the things you're doing would be awkward with the Pinnacle Studio I'm using. And though I've used Fraps to capture FSX and P3D, I suppose there's a different program for use with FS2020.

      Love what you do...
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
      Yes, those videos ARE a lot of work, and it's obviously a labor of love, done well indeed. I do family videos, and have done other things such as weddings, so I know what goes into the things you've done here. It would be interesting to know which editing/production software you're using. A few of the things you're doing would be awkward with the Pinnacle Studio I'm using. And though I've used Fraps to capture FSX and P3D, I suppose there's a different program for use with FS2020.

      Love what you do...
      Thank you so much.. again. For editing, I use Adobe Premiere. This software can do so much and I barely scratch the surface with what it can really do. If you can imagine it, it can be done. For screen recording, it's nothing more than screen captures with Nvidia.
    1. jkb24212's Avatar
      jkb24212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thecorporatepilotdad View Post
      Thank you so much.. again. For editing, I use Adobe Premiere. This software can do so much and I barely scratch the surface with what it can really do. If you can imagine it, it can be done. For screen recording, it's nothing more than screen captures with Nvidia.
      Nvidia screen capture, is that part of the Nvidia control panel or a separate utility? I would like to check that out. Can’t beat Premier it’s elegant and powerful and a great substitute for Premier Pro with decent rendering time. Great work, thanks!!
    1. FrankPilot's Avatar
      FrankPilot -
      Quite useful, and well done. Cheers.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by jkb24212 View Post
      Nvidia screen capture, is that part of the Nvidia control panel or a separate utility? I would like to check that out. Can’t beat Premier it’s elegant and powerful and a great substitute for Premier Pro with decent rendering time. Great work, thanks!!
      I believe it is part of the Nvidia control panel. Pressing ALT F9 starts recording the screen until ALT F9 is pressed again. ALT F1 does screen shots. Premier is great. I wish my skill level with it was much higher, but it does what I need it to do.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by FrankPilot View Post
      Quite useful, and well done. Cheers.
      Thank you. This is one of my favorite videos to date along with the video on VNAV. A video on IFR approach clearances with a focus on ATC phraseology should be up in the coming days. Just making a few final edits to it before the final upload to YouTube.
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