Today on Training Server Miami Ground continues to issue the directive I tune into tower after I initiate my taxi. ok great but there is no active Tower Frequency. I am cleared to taxi to my selected RWY for departure and taxi to the hold short line. I can’t find the radio responses on the Ground Frequency to message my intent to take off, so i request a frequency change to Unicom so I can takeoff an advise of my flight path.
So far so good, but after I am approved to switch my frequency by Ground and tune to Unicom and announce I am going to take off and remain in the pattern, ground contacts me to tell me to taxi to my departure RWY and tune to Tower when ready . Im already holding short at that runway. My Taxi is done.
I have just used Unicom to indicate I am going to takeoff , Can"t Ground see that, they just approved my frequency change to Unicom, since there ie jo Tower right . I also do all my read backs on que
So I depart as announced and enter into my pattern.
I make my pattern positions known via Unicom as there is still no working Tower. When established on final I indicate that, and now am contacted by Miami Ground to contact them ,im on a active airport ?
and to establish my intent , ok I’m in the air about to land. I’m on final and I land.
first of all should I have done anything different and secondly, whats up with Miami Ground Control ?
All I could think of is next I’ll get a violation lol.
If I did what I should have done , then maybe ATC could get some guidance too . 🤔