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Don Desfosse 1035677 wrote:Just checking --- are you monitoring unicom 122.800 for the presence of other aircraft? Are you announcing your presence and intentions on unicom also?
It's a volunteer organization, so many times ATC is not online. That said, we use unicom to coordinate to reduce these very types of situations.
suddenly there is this either 747 or 777 that I can only see when they are right behind my plane and only because they cast a shadow on the water when i'm at about 500ft, this is at final and about 1000ft from TD, and btw they are on VATSIM.