"Fingers" : Frequency 123.45 Pilot Unicom

Thanks for the clarification too.

Care to get us to 65 votes? ; ) jk

I would vote for it if I saw a purpose for it that I would enjoy. I can’t fake it and tell you that I would enjoy seeing this. But that’s not to say I don’t respect your suggestion. I do respect it, I just don’t see a benefit in it personally.

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All good. I definitely don’t take it personal. In fact I hope more will share their thoughts for or against the feature. It would be nice to hear the communities thoughts and respect each others opinions like you and I do. I’m always open to differing view, how would we ever expand our thinking otherwise.

Well, you know I had to ask and I sincerely appreciate the feed back : )

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did hit 66 votes in the meantime though : D

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I actually really like the idea. Im voting!

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Thanks for the support. We actually got 4 more votes today (yours includeed) since the conversations started again today : )

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Got my vote in!

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Thank you! amazing that this went from 64 votes yesterday to 74 today.

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Based on some of the conversations I’ve been thinking about setting up a poll, kind of in relation to this topic. Something simple like, “If Infinite Flight had a Pilot to Pilot Unicom would you use it: Yes or No”.

Maybe then encourage people to post about why “Yes or No”.

Might be a way to get a pulse on the community, but it seems like the feature has been getting really positive feed back overall.

my vote is yours! communication is crucial during group flights, especially when ATC isn’t present. This will make life so much easier in the skies!

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Great idea it has my vote

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I would definitely see it being used a lot by me, especially when flying with others in group flights. Would be a very cool way to interact with other random pilots as well.

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I have two questions;

  1. How would you tell which aircraft are on the frequency?

  2. How would you give advisories as an aircraft?

Also, you should add the feature of the aircraft transmitting flashes.

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Thanks TB, appreciate the support. saw your post on the other thread. Seems like we were thinking the same thing. LOL.

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This is an amazing idea, it would come in handy for me, as I do group flights very frequently. This could make the flights go smoother, and better. You got my vote for sure!

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agreed!! I would use it on most flights. Especially on those random chance encounters. I would be nice because it can be an indicator if someone wants to join a “flight of” on the fly or not. Another way for people to enjoy flying with others if they are not part of a VA, or get excited about joining one.

If they are interested they can tune into the pilot unicom. If not they it will be clear when they are not tuned in. Could be especially useful on the expert server where we all work hard to share the airspace and respect our fellow IF aviators.

That first question is a good one. I’ve been thinking about it since you posted. Maybe you could tell if an aircraft was on the frequency by a small symbol on the players screen tag or on the player information screen you can pull up on the map. I’m definitely open to suggestions if you have an idea : )

To answer your second question, there is a “status” message I listed in the feature request, so you can advise you are altitude, heading and speed. Or there is also an option I listed where you can request an advisory from aircraft on the frequency.

I would totally agree. The aircraft transmitting on the frequency would flash like it does now on our ATC unicom.

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Thanks for the support. I would agree it would greatly improve our group flight coordination.

Just last night I was out for a flight in an F-16 and ran across an Air Force One 747, so naturally I offered an escort. We wing rocked to greet each other and I could pull their flight plan, so I could escort them to their destination airspace. However I can’t help but think about how in sink the flight could have been if we had pilot unicom. To know when descents began, speed changes and when the other pilot was switching over to the arrival airport frequency to announce our intentions : )

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With Centers coming out for global, it great to see the ATC system expanding. It makes me wonder about other communication features that IF LLC could have planned for the future. Maybe they will find a way to make this work or possibly a better solution that we haven’t thought of.

It’s exciting.

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Hi @Black_Bird saw your post on the expert server getting better. A lot of us definitely agree with you about wanting to have some more communication on IF to interact with each other. Love to hear your thoughts on the feature or provide additional ideas for the feature request. : )

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