Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) is now available at three airports within the Memphis ARTCC airspace. Pilots will be able to take advantage of more expeditious service when flying out of Memphis (MEM), Nashville (BNA), or Adams (LIT) airports. No more waiting for clearance on a congested radio frequency. Controllers will be able to issue aircraft clearances automatically after reviewing an aircraft's filed flight plan, allowing pilots to have a written copy of the clearance rather than trying to copy down clearance items as they are read off to them by the controller.
For our controllers, the Pre-Departure Clearance Policy is effective immediately and can be found by going to Info > Downloads> Documents. Controllers should reference the associated training module, which can be found by login onto VATUSA.net and going to My VATUSA> Computer Based Training (CBT), and selecting "ZME" from the list of facilities.