Communication with ATC and Unicom diagram

Recently I had an idea. Why not make a diagram that has all the basic but most important information you need to know when flying on live.

I was thinking of back when I started on live. I watched all the tutorials but sometimes I forget things and I was making mistakes. A checklist was something I would have loved to have. This is why I made this diagram.

I made two versions. 1 is for with ATC and the second is with Unicom. I have put all of the key situations and also some mistakes that pilots do sometimes. Those mistakes can be really annoying for ATC so hopefully the people using this will stop the bad habits. To use the diagram, the easiest is to download the screenshots and while you’re flying you can put them in split view with IF. If you have another device why not use the full potential and have the diagram there? Another way is to print it, but it uses a lot of paper…

Here’s the ATC diagram:
(Do note that I initially wanted to send it by pdf but I would have had to pay so I just took screenshots of it sorry about that)


And here’s the Unicom diagram:

I’d like to thank @Trio for helping me in the final steps completing and modifying the diagram to make it better!


This is actually really cool! Could definitely help new flyers.


If anyone notices something that can be made better please tell me and I’ll happily modify it. (There’s is the first part that Tyler noticed is the size… I tried to make the writing a bit bigger, but I still think it’s not enough for phone users.)

This is how it would look like while flying.

(photo take with freecam so it might be a bit less in the centre while you’re on live. Also the size wasn’t adjusted yet)


Very nice diagrams. This could help out a lot of noobs and new flyers!

This would be great feature and kudos for making it, It would take a good amount of coding??? (Expert insight appreciated)
Maybe move it to features so we can vote for it?

Very interesting charts and well done!
The one question I have that isn’t addressed in the chart is: what do I do when an aircraft that just landed on its tail spins off the runway towards me? Do I:
A) Remember KNUC and be grateful it’s gone
B) Apply TOGA on the taxiway to get out of its way
C) Rage quit and go spawn at a different airport

kidding obviously


@Captain_Zen when you say you’d have to pay, is that to make it into PDF or you have the PDF and you would have to pay to send it?

It’s that I’d have to pay to send it unfortunately.

There’s no problem Casper will come and he’ll be gone before you know it😉👻. Unless he quits before that anyway which is most of the time

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First I’m really sorry for the late reply I did not see your comment…😬 @SAMMY_DROUBI

I don’t really know what you mean by features… do you mean like having it directly in the app. If so there isn’t really need as you can simply use split view with the photos app. (As I sent a picture above)

For the time it took it was mainly writing the problem. (I’m a bit slow) so in total maybe 2 or 3 hours…

As for the topic I did hesitate to put it in #tutorials but since it’s really just a reminder and everything that’s written is already in alll of the tutorials.

Thanks for appreciating my work😀

I mean putting it in This so that community members can vote for it. I would, and I’m sure many others would, vote for this and the features category is a great way to spread ideas. 😊

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But what would the feature be…?

Would it be having it in the app?

Yes. It is a category where us, the players of the game, can vote for a new mechanism, feature, to be in the app and that is why it is a features category
Read this for more Features category

In your case, the feature would be adding in your diagram

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I know what the feature category is… otherwise I wouldn’t be regular 😉

Anyway you don’t really need to add it in the app since you can already have it on the side in a pretty handy way…I might consider making a topic if I see people would like it though

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I seem to have misunderstood this sentence :P
My bad

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This is really useful to everyone (regardless of experience). Just one thing: according to latest tutorial by @Mark_Denton on visual approach when you’re transferred to tower after clearance you should say inbound on the visual rwXX (and not reporting position as you say here).



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Thanks for spotting the mistake! I actually put VIS but it’s on the wrong box. There’s no need for a pattern entry. Thanks

Edit. I also forgot to put FF…

This will be useful to pilots and ATC could you use this to make sure pilots are following the list properly. Love the fact they are really compliacted 😂 😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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What do you mean by really complicated? Is there a specific section that I could simplify? I was trying to stay simple enough for new pilots…