What is a Unicom frequency used for?
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Correspondingly, what is Unicom and Ctaf?
UNICOM is a licensed non-government base station that provides air-to-ground and ground-to-air communication, and may also serve as a CTAF when in operation . MULTICOM is a frequency allocation without a physical base station that is reserved as a CTAF for airports without other facilities.
Also, what frequency is used at a non towered airport when Unicom isn't available? Though not really VFR communications, the run- way lighting at non-towered airports is usually controlled by the pilot via the CTAF/UNICOM frequency. You'll find confirmation of this in the Chart Supplement. In general, seven mic clicks turn all the lights on as bright as possible.
In respect to this, what is a Multicom frequency?
In U.S. and Canadian aviation, MULTICOM is a frequency allocation used as a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) by aircraft near airports where no air traffic control is available. In the United States, there is one MULTICOM frequency: 122.9 MHz.
What does flight service station provide?
A flight service station (FSS) is an air traffic facility that provides information and services to aircraft pilots before, during, and after flights, but unlike air traffic control (ATC), is not responsible for giving instructions or clearances or providing separation.