- Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:14 pm #525446 Hi, this is probably a stupid question that has been asked a billion times, but I can't find the answer anywhere... I know that we're supposed to monitor the unicom frequency when not within an active ATC area, but how do we handle communications with the destination airport - or just generally, when needing to get a clearance of some sort - without a live controller? Is there a method that we're supposed to be following when not within range of an active controller (again, I can't find anything in the Code of Conduct about it), or is switching to using the in-game method permitted under these circumstances?
In the USA at least, I just operate as if ATC had cleared me exactly as I requested. I don't just monitor unicom, I self announce my intentions on unicom.
I applaud you for reading up and asking the question. It seems like your head is in the right place, so go fly and have fun! Some "VATSIMism" things you will learn along the way.