Unicom fail KMAI

I was able to request traffic adv, announce inbound, but then unicom screen would display and not send any further transmissions. Was a glitch, and is working now, but what would the proper procedure be if the airport was under ATC control?

If you are inbound and you were talking to ATC and then were unable, continue inbound. Sometimes it resolves itself and sometimes the controller will work around you. You may get ghosted for being an unknown but it will be reversed. It happens from time to time.

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To answer your question: No it was not a glitch.

Unicom is just for pilots to transmit the basic but crucial commands. The “complex” commands are only with ATC controlling.

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