OK, I’m tired of getting descended from the mid-teens IFR overflying New York or flying crummy out of the way routings.
How have you guys actually FILED an IFR Flight plan from a VOR and from whom did you pick it up? Obviously there is no’clearance delivery’at a VOR and I’d like to have it prefiled to avoid the hassle and potential problem of not being able to airfile on a busy sector.
I’d like, either on top [getting there from a VFR location] or straight VFR, file a flight plan [EXAMPLE] into BWI from OOD. This way I can fly VFR over NYC at some efficient altitude and heading and then, file IFR OOD V268 BWI [a TEC] at 8000.
I presume if I’m getting flight following I can simply tell the sector controller who is close to OOD that I have an IFR to BWI that I’d like to pick up from OOD VOR. I’m assuming thats how that is gonna work *.
Just curious, I need to add this to my bag of tricks. . . my question is that using DUATS it refused my flight plan claiming that the VOR was not an airport in the database - DOH - of course not. Does this need to be done with an FSS instead to get to work?*