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If an Airport has only a VCOA and a SID, does the VCOA count as an ODP, and if not, does that mean you can fly a diverse departure?

Edited based on new information… I communicated with both the procedure designer for Gray AAF and with the FAA’s Flight Standards office. There are 2 answers for this question: First, the VCOA at Gray ...
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Why does ATC assign a SID and then give different instructions after takeoff?

A SID, among other things, is a tool to ease ATC coordinations for departing traffic. For airports with established SIDs, it is common for the tower to be allowed to depart aircraft on the established ...
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