Lets say there is an overcast or broken layer at 3000 feet near a VOR, or any fix for that matter, and I wanted to do some maneuvers in the layer in actual. When I file, should I file to the fix then back to my home drone, then when I call clearance, tell them what I'd like to do? I've heard of filing to a fix, then asking for a block altitude in whatever quadrant. I have been aprehensive of asking for this, as we have trainees in our approach facility. Is this a feasible request? Does it happen often? Am I wording it properly? Our area generally isn't too busy. I would assume it might be workload permitting? Any pointers?