Author Topic: What else can pilots & atc do in case of radio communication failure?  (Read 5963 times)

Offline davidmccallum1985

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Few things listed here

http://atcradarsim.com/air-traffic-control-radio-communication-failure/

Anything else that can be done? Can pilots use mobile phones to contact ATC? If yes, would that be dangerous? All passengers are asked to switch off their mobile phones!



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Re: What else can pilots & atc do in case of radio communication failure?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 11:45:17 PM »
Anything else that can be done?
Squawk 7600 and follow the relevant FARs for lost communications procedures.

Can pilots use mobile phones to contact ATC?
Sure, why not? Probably depends on the phase of flight, though... hard to get reception when you're many thousands of feet above the nearest cell tower.

If yes, would that be dangerous? All passengers are asked to switch off their mobile phones!
Not anymore, they aren't. (And for good reason... I never did look it up, but I can't really imagine why it would matter; the most you're probably going to be able to do with a cell phone to disrupt operations in an airplane is either a) using it as a blunt object to smash out a window, or b) hold it next to a DG/compass and deflect it a few degrees temporarily.)