Issue: Difficulty Copying Pre-Departure Clearances

Learning to copy pre-departure route clearances from ATC is a difficult process. Many flight instructors have suggested using the acronym CRAFT to help memorize the order of items given in a clearance. In my opinion, CRAFT is crap. The acronym is misleading because it does not cover everything that actually issued in a pre-departure clearance.

What’s the solution? The following articles contain tips and techniques for making your clearance copy easier to manage.

All About Pre-departure Clearances

I have also created a hands-on course in copying clearances called Clearance Magic. The course is available at this link.

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