Rallye EI-BFP wrote:Shannon is not meant to have clearance delivery is it? I picked up a shamrock recieving clearance on 121.70mhz. Comments on this?
No disrespect intended if they weren't meant to have have it they would not be donig it would they!?!I just feeel sorry for the poor fecker who has to issue and then listen to the readback off such a long clearance.
You are correct in that Shannon does not have a dedicated clearance delivery frequency. Clearances are normally delivered on the ground frequency of 121.8.
However, aircraft departing Shannon on an oceanic route are required to contact Shannon ACC either by VHF 121.7 or telephone 45 minutes prior to departure in order to obtain their oceanic clearance.
I suspect in most cases this clearance would be obtained by the operator or handling agent by telephone. Otherwise the pilot will use the published frequency of 121.7 to obtain a clearance or to query an already received clearance. The pilot will then receive a domestic clearance (from Shannon to the oceanic entry point) on 121.8 as per usual.
If your can get your hands on an AIP you may read more about this on ENR 2-19.
Hope this explains it for you.
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