Example Communications

When operating general aviation aircraft away from controlled airspace, all aircraft use a shared "Unicom" channel - frequency 122.80 in VATSIM and IVAO - although in the real world it varies from location to location and is stated on flight charts. In the VirtualFlight.Online Discord server, this is the 122.80 UNICOM voice channel.

When transmitting on "Unicom", pilots announce their intentions for the benefit of nearby traffic - which provides a great excuse to practice radio telephony phraseology - even if you're alone on the channel. In turn, you can listen to the intentions of nearby traffic, and react appropriately.

General conversation should not be transmitted on the UNICOM channel.



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