The last time I requested an altitude for a flight to St.Augustine from DAB
, I was restricted to a different altitude, at least initially.
I usually ask for Ocean South or Ocean North departures (or Flea or Tomoka if taking off West), which is a preset procedure where you squawk 0200, fly runway heading to 800', turn 40 degrees off course until a mile off shore, then fly N or S at 1,100' until clear of the 10 mile radius. We squawk VFR after leaving the 5 mile marker. This is due to DAB
's large flight training activity, and saves Clearance some time but not having to deal with us in as much detail. We're staying at 1,100' to avoid the upper shelf of C airspace, so we're radar service terminated minutes after takeoff, without a word being spoken to or from us after the take off is issued. Works nicely.
Daytona Beach Clearance, Cessna 93730 requesting Ocean South with information Hotel.
93730, cleared for Ocean South.
Cleared Ocean South, 93730.
That's it, and I rarely use anything else here at home.