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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Notice Number: NOTC9541
Reminder on IFR Clearances
This notice expired on
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Reminder on IFR Clearances

As part of a continued effort to streamline service delivery, the FAA recently published phone numbers for pilots to obtain or cancel IFR clearances directly from Air Traffic at non-towered airports. The phone numbers to obtain clearance delivery are listed in the communications section of the Chart Supplement, US

Many airports have direct communications outlets to Air Traffic. If a clearance delivery phone number is not listed, use one of the communication outlet options available for your airport.

  • Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) frequency for Flight Service or Remote Transmit Receive Outlet (RTR) frequency for Air Traffic 
  • Ground Communication Outlet (GCO) connection to Air Traffic - If the GCO only connects to Flight Service, contact Air Traffic via the telephone number provided (currently available via NOTAM until published)

This initiative does not affect pilots requesting clearances from locations in Alaska. Find the information for your local airport at:

Please contact Flight Service on our feedback email if you have any questions.