Standard procedure for T-38 training is to cancel IFR in the MOA and fly back to the base VFR.
A couple days ago I canceled in the MOA out of habit and instantly realized that I was above a broken layer between my and the base.
Luckily the other side of the MOA was clear, and I used the extra distance for a more shallow descent than I'd have otherwise done.
But it got me thinking, could I have asked ATC to get me back on my previous clearance? Being a military training flight, and military controllers I'm sure they would have been super chill and helped me out regardless. But in the civilian world what would be the best way to handle this situation (other than "don't cancel IFR")?