IFR Route Changes

We cant always go direct. Avoid in-flight IFR route changes by paying attention to preferred and TEC routes during your preflight planning.

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Sitting around and talking with pilot friends, you hear nonstop talk about aircraft and equipment. Eventually, someone always brings up ATC in conversation. Pilots argue among themselves more intensely than Socrates debating Plato. One question that new and even veteran pilots bring up is why, when they file an IFR flight plan, that their clearance is usually never as filed but includes a route change of some sort.
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