Making Sense Of “Climb Via” And “Descend Via”

Almost two years ago, Air Traffic Controllers began issuing a new clearance relating to Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures. You may have heard the following clearance or something similar; “N716RM, proceed direct GOPHER, climb via the KBREW SEVEN departure.” If that sends a chill, you aren’t alone. The “climb via” clearance (and its older cousin, Read More