Straight out departure question

Hi IFC! I have a quick question. If the ATIS includes “straight out departures only”, are you allowed to say departing east/west/north/south or would you have to request a straight out departure before takeoff.

-Thanks!

Straight out departure just means to continue straight until you’ve traveled a good distance (8-10nm) form the airport and are clear of other traffic. Then you can turn and depart the airspace in whatever direction you choose.

For example, your flight plan goes south, but the runway faces north, you request takeoff departing south, but continue straight until you’re clear of traffic.

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Straight out departure means after you take off, fly runway heading until you clear the runway ILS/GPS (triangle thingy), or Tower will tell you fly runway heading until specified altitude. After that you can turn your aircraft into desired heading.

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Sometimes the pilot will tell you how far until you can begin your turn.

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Most of the time ATC will issue you a attitude to reach while heading straight then you can turn where you want

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But when your requesting for takeoff can you say departing east/west/south/north or do you have say “departing straight out”

Already answered that ;)

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You can request anything. ATC will give you clearance with what they want. If they want straight out they will tell you.

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Oh my bad, sorry didn’t really catch that!

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If atis says straight out departures you can still say departing North/south/east/west. But do what’s been suggested before turning. Flying a little out get altitude then turn if it’s safe. But if the controller tells you to fly runway heading till 3000ft then once you’re above 3000 you can turn if it’s safe🙂👍

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Thanks for the replies! This topic can be closed now.

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