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Resume own navigation vs proceed on course

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What is the difference between proceed on course and resume own navigation? What is the expected action for each?

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    John D Collins on Nov 30, 2013

    When “Proceed” is used in a navigation clearance, it is used to describe a routing such as “proceed direct fix” or “cleared direct ABC, after ABC proceed on course” to follow the original assigned route after reaching ABC. So proceed on course means you should follow the assigned or previously assigned route.

    From the Pilot Controller Glossary:

    RESUME OWN NAVIGATION− Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational responsibility. It is issued after completion of a radar vector or when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar vectored.

    Resume own navigation can be issued to a VFR aircraft that is being vectored after the vector, in which case it is not a clearance to fly a specific route, but rather an indication to the pilot that they may navigate by their chosen route.

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  2. mmosier1 on Dec 01, 2013

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