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Obstacle Departure Procedure
Obstacle Departure Procedure
A procedure that provides obstacle clearance. ODPs do not include ATC related climb requirements. In fact, the primary emphasis of ODP design is to use the least erroneous route of flight to the en route structure while attempting to accommodate typical departure routes.
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source: FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16)

A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC. (See IFR TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND DEPARTURE PROCEDURES.) (See STANDARD INSTRUMENT DEPARTURES.)
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP): Obstacle clearance protection provided to aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)


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