Best to advise ATC when clear of weather

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pelmet
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Best to advise ATC when clear of weather

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Just in case the controller isn't expecting you to proceed in a certain direction.


"N785FD, a Boeing 757-200 operated by Federal Express, was operating as flight FX121 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Memphis Intl, TN (KMEM). During the ascent to its cruise altitude, FX121 was cleared to maintain FL320 due to intersecting traffic, C-GPNE, a Beech B200 operated by Sky Service en route to Bonnyville, AB (CYBF) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) at FL330. The flight crew of FX121 requested deviations left of track due to weather and was approved for the maneuver. Shortly thereafter, FX121 was cleared to FL350 with no heading restrictions. A loss of separation occurred when FX121 turned right to return to its original course. The separation between C-GPNE and FX121 was reduced to 4.0 nautical miles where 5.0 nautical miles was required."
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Re: Best to advise ATC when clear of weather

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pelmet wrote:Just in case the controller isn't expecting you to proceed in a certain direction.


"N785FD, a Boeing 757-200 operated by Federal Express, was operating as flight FX121 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Memphis Intl, TN (KMEM). During the ascent to its cruise altitude, FX121 was cleared to maintain FL320 due to intersecting traffic, C-GPNE, a Beech B200 operated by Sky Service en route to Bonnyville, AB (CYBF) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) at FL330. The flight crew of FX121 requested deviations left of track due to weather and was approved for the maneuver. Shortly thereafter, FX121 was cleared to FL350 with no heading restrictions. A loss of separation occurred when FX121 turned right to return to its original course. The separation between C-GPNE and FX121 was reduced to 4.0 nautical miles where 5.0 nautical miles was required."
I always phrase it as either "deviations left approved, when able proceed direct XXX, or deviations left approved, advise able direct XXX/on course.
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