Controllers frequency

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Mohamed Ahmed, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. midwestpa24

    midwestpa24 Line Up and Wait

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    I really don't see why everyone is trying to make this hard. Just tune the frequency you are told to go to. I don't bother even writing it down. So long as your radio has a use/standby frequency, as soon as you hear the new frequency tune it into standby (or com 2 if you wish), then repeat it back. Easy peasy. There is no reason to attempt to predict what frequency or sector you will be contacting.

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  2. Sinistar

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    I'm collecting all the center frequencies I've been given. I think our government has hidden a pattern in them to talk to aliens.
     
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  3. Mohamed Ahmed

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    Thank you all for your fabulous inputs and experience sharing. I think the conclusion is there is no standard pattern for frequencies handling, so let’s keep it the old way: listen, read back, execute...


    Thank you
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    ...and, most importantly, never stop asking and learning!

    Fly safe!
     
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  5. PaulS

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    Not supposed to bring that up.
     
  6. SkyDog58

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    Well, I tried. Someone else answered and said there was no Tim there. But they gave me a phone number to call. I suspect that it isn’t your number either.
     
  7. Plano Pilot

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    I agree. I found out that our GTN750's in the Citation keep several of the last com frequencies in memory.
     
  8. donjohnston

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    I wanted the same thing years ago. What I found out is the boundaries (lateral and vertical) that define the different controllers are not always the same. They will change depending on volume, workload and time of day. So there is no document which would tell you who you would be talking to.

    If you fly the same route during the same times (usually daylight vs. night), then you'll be able to predict where and what controller you'll be switched to. I fly Panama City - South Florida often and I saved the sheet that I wrote the freq's on. 99% of the time, I know the frequency and about where I'll get the push. But sometimes, they'll throw me a curveball.
     
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  9. Justin M

    Justin M Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I always read back and then tune, but your method sounds smarter. I will be telling them which one I actually put into the radio.

    But I think I will still read back, but just not on radio as it makes it easier for me to remember.
     
  10. flyingcheesehead

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    Wow... I hadn't seen that. How do you get to them?

    Yep, I punch the next freq into the GTN as they're reading it and I'm reading it back, wait a second to make sure they don't try to correct me, and hit XFER.
     
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  13. Timbeck2

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    Yeah but I answered it mo bettuh. Don't you need to find out who's bringing the potato salad to your fly in? ;)
     
  14. eman1200

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    that reminds me.....who's bringing potato salad to the KY fly-in?
     
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    Planning works, but Tracons and Center have workload agreements for which controls what airspace, at what times and at what altitudes. As pilots, we do not have access to those agreements.

    Just last week I took a 85 NM flight from point A to B and back to A. For the outbound the ATC frequencies were Tracon, Tracon, Center. The return over the same route was Tracon, Tracon.