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another question for real world pilot: how you contact ATC

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nottobe Captain

how do you contact ATC in middle of pacific ocean?

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walesdragon Captain

nottobe wrote:

how do you contact ATC in middle of pacific ocean?

Lol, I have no Idea. D:

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

flare? Laughing

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walesdragon Captain

warlord40 wrote:

flare? Laughing

Lol!

Walkie-Talkie? Very Happy

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Pilots generally monitor a set frequency when over large stretches of water so they can communicate with each other. It often gets abused in the real world.

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Duncan (Razgr1z912) Captain

Lets say you just switched over or coming to an island.

You would say

Blabla Center, Callsign with you, FL<Insert crusing here>.

In real time, with a sample I used on vatsim today.

Cleveland Center, SWA7362 with you, FL320.

Its pretty simple and straightforward.

Pro Member Trainee
renesis Trainee

http://www.hamuniverse.com/aerofreq.html

HF (High Frequency) is used. Some SATCOMM available soon and possibly to be tied up with a thing called ADS-B.

HF has further range than the domestic VHF. HF is very crackly and sometimes itself impossible to understand due to quality so pilots use a system called SELCAL of selective-call which alrets them each time a message needs to be passed.

SELCAL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selcall

ADS-B: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance-broadcast

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