When departing an airport on an IFR clearance, must a pilot comply with an IFR departure procedure established for that airport?
The answer is not as obvious as you may think. For more information, see the great article by John Yodice attached at the end of this FAQ.
"Pilot Counsel: IFR departures" by John S. Yodice
AOPA Pilot Magazine
February 1998, page 113
Also see the article at Flight Training: http://flighttraining.aopa.org/magazine/1998/February/199802_IFR_Departures.html
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