Departures- Aircraft not clearing even after going over waypt (ATC-SIM)

submitted by kg4107 to /forum/atc-sim

Sometimes, during departures, when I direct an aircraft to a particular waypoint, say OCK or EPM in case of London Heathrow, the aircraft simply passes over the waypoint and does not disappear from the stack. why is this so? Is there any particular height that the aircraft should have attained when flying over the waypoint for it to be cleared?

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Yos233 1 point

As per the instructions on the homepage,


When a departing aircraft is within 1 mile of its requested nav fix, and if it is at least 4,000 feet above the surface, then it will be handed off automatically to the nearest enroute control center.

Old Forum 1 point

If I remember correctly, it's 4000ft.