Unicom Usage

September, 8, 2021 by Suhas J.

You’re never truly alone in the Infinite Flight skies, so communication is essential, especially at uncontrolled airfields. This is where Unicom comes in handy.

Unicom, or Universal Communications, is a type of facility at non-controlled airports in the real world. It is simply a frequency to announce traffic advisories  such as when traffic is inbound, taxiing, departing, or crossing and clearing runways. If you don’t already, always use Unicom when you can for all your communications, even if nobody else is present at the airfield. Long time Infinite Flight user and IFATC Supervisor GHamsz summed it up perfectly in a post from last year: “I use the same logic I use while driving. I use turn signals even when I don’t see other cars. After all, you don’t typically see the car you hit!”

Be like Gary, and use Unicom.

Suhas is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. He is a long time Infinite Flight user, IFATC Officer and Tester. In the real world, he’s a student pilot on both glider and powered aircraft. He's also an IFVARB Board Member.