4-2-9. CLEARANCE ITEMS
The following guidelines must be utilized to facilitate the processing of airfile aircraft:
- Ensure the aircraft is within your area of jurisdiction unless otherwise coordinated.
- Obtain necessary information needed to provide IFR service.
- Issue clearance to destination, short range clearance, or an instruction to the pilot to contact an FSS if the flight plan cannot be processed. If clearance is to destination airport, the phraseology CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT must be used. If clearance is to a NAVAID, state the name of the NAVAID followed by the type of NAVAID, if the type is known. If clearance is to an intersection or waypoint and the type is known, the type must follow the intersection or waypoint name.
NOTE: These procedures do not imply that the processing of airfiles has priority over another ATC duty to be performed.