What’s the most valuable asset to a pilot? Many would probably tell you time, especially when there’s a business interest involved. For most pilots, getting from point A to point B as safely, quickly and efficiently as possible is the main objective. Fortunately, we have a tool that can help. Our built-in Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) services on FltPlan.com were created to help flight crews and passengers save valuable time, allowing them to get airborne, and ultimately to their destination, faster and more conveniently.
What’s the Advantage of PDC?
Our PDC services can add convenience and help reduce time on the ground prior to departure. Instead of the conventional method of calling ATC for departure release, our FAA-approved PDCs are natively integrated into FltPlan.com and eliminate the need to call clearance delivery from the cockpit. These PDC services are currently available at more than 70 airports throughout the United States.
How It Works
It’s easy – simply submit a flight plan for approval within FltPlan.com, and an approved PDC will appear for an active flight approximately 20-30 minutes before your filed departure time. PDC notifications can be received via email, text or as a pop-up that opens in a separate window when the PDC message is displayed on a pilot’s active flight plan list within FltPlan.com.
- Your filed route
- Amendments to your route
- Your cleared altitude
- Your transponder code
- Your departure frequency
- Any special instructions
No Datalink? No Problem.
PDCs are a great solution for aircraft that aren’t equipped with controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC). Pilots have access to PDCs on a mobile device running FltPlan.com, or by receiving PDC information via text and email notifications.
PDC services are available with FltPlan.com and a $199 per year subscription, per aircraft. For more information and to sign up for service, visit https://www.fltplan.com/pdcinfo.htm.