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If I'm approaching a airport with no center or approach control or tower control do I contact ground or stay on unicom until i land?


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  • GTNT Animations changed the title to If I'm approaching a airport with no center or approach control or tower control do I contact ground or stay on unicom until i land?

Expanding on Lars' comment, you would therefore stay with UNICOM until vacating the runway. The runway is owned by Tower and Ground is below that in the ATC hierarchy, so they will not wish to handle you until you are vacated. You can, as Lars said, tune Ground on the standby and switch from UNICOM on the active frequency when ready.

Alistair Thomson

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4 hours ago, GTNT Animations said:

I know vatsim has the bottom up ATC system

Nope. It's a top-down system. So for example if an airfield has ATC cover for Tower, that would also cover Ground and Delivery, but not Approach/Departure or Control/Center.

Alistair Thomson

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