VFR Climb on Course


  • Enter the NAVAID or intersection, which will establish you on your route as the first entry in the "ROUTE-OF-FLIGHT" section of the flight plan
  • ATC will issue instructions as to when to contact ARTCC for your IFR clearance
  • Must write "request VFR climb on course" in the remarks section of the flight plan
  • Remain below CLASS A airspace and fly VFR cruising altitudes until issued an IFR clearance
  • Removes the requirement for the controller to provide any separation in class E airspace


  • None