Let's say I departed from the airport to fly to the practice area (VFR). However, there is a thick cloud layer between where I am at right now and practice area. I already got a report that practice area is clear and VFR.
To go through the cloud, I need to request IFR to go through the cloud. At this point, can I request pop-up IFR to any waypoint (as a destination) that is in practice area?
Will I be able to cancel that IFR flight right after I go through the cloud and when I am not in IMC?