March 2007 Issue

The Brazilian Midair

Is a new subscriber, I am very satisfied with the magazine. However, the article, "The Brazilian Midair" (January 2007), contains one statement I consider arguable. Brazilian ATCís pre-takeoff clearance to the Legacy is quoted as, "N600XL, Clear, 370, Manaus," followed by the statement that "Any pilot receiving this clearance while still on the ground would have been justified in believing their flight had been cleared to climb and maintain FL370 all the way to its destination." Thatís where I disagree.

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