- Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:11 pm
what callsign you use is totally up to you. are you doing an airline flight? if so, use the airlines code and flight number, or if you fly for a VA, however it is they ask for in theyre operating procedures.
you can also use tail numbers etc..
this has no bearing tho on whether you are on an ATC frequency. you have to tune your comm radio to the channel listed on the online ATC list on whichever client you use (SB/FSINN)
once you do that, you can contact them via text and voice, if they have a voice channel available, if not, use text.
there has to be a controller online for this, remember these are real people, not automated robots, so there will be times where there wont be ATC in your area. when that happens you remain on Unicom, theres no ATC on unicom, its just for pilots to make position reports for traffic in theyre area.
if there is a controller online and you are tuned to theyre channel, can you post a screenshot of the comm panel and squawkbox? or if using FSINN, look at the icon in your toolbar, the thing that looks like a traffic signal, is that there?
SimAir Force (SIMAF51/RCH51)
sCol Ernesto Alvarez (AMC)
436th Air Wing Commander