Airports with published instrument-approach procedures (IAP) should also be surveyed to determine if departure procedures (DP) are needed to ensure that the departing IFR aircraft transition safely from the ground to the en route IFR system (airways and such). True so far. Now rate the veracity of this statement: No VFR departing aircraft is permitted to fly a published DP unless cleared to do so by ATC (Air Traffic Control).





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