Auto UNICOM Module[PDF]

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Introduction

The Automatic Unicom feature is a specific interface to ease the auto information or self announcing procedure on UNICOM, procedure also known as Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)

Main Auto Unicom Window

You will find below the main Auto Unicom window.

The main areas of the Auto Unicom are:
  • on the right, the selection bar of the different phases of flight
  • on top, the constructed phraseology message to be sent on frequency through the SEND button.
  • on the bottom right, the METAR request from the departure or arrival airfield taken from the flight plan
  • in the middle, the different variable fields to select or to fill covering different areas like
    • Parking (pushback)
    • Taxi route (holding point)
    • Runway selection (for taking off or landing)
    • Departure
    • Navigation (cruise)
    • Arrival
    • VFR operation
Pilotclient auto unicom.png


Note that if there is some field mandatory to be filled, the Auto Unicom application will highlight the area by red outlined rectangles like the image below:
Au error.png



Different Phases of Flight description

Start And Push

The Start and Push phase of flight is working through the Parking Area.
  • Select the parking type (optional)
  • Enter the gate or position number (optional)


Au Start.png



Taxi To Runway

The Taxi To Runway phase of flight is working through the Taxi Route and Runway Area.
  • Enter the taxiways involved for the Taxi route and holding point (Optional)
  • Select the runway in service (Mandatory)
Au taxi.png


There are 2 other optional options for taxi operation which may occur in the flight:
  • Hold sort runway when traffic is landing or taking-off. You shall delay your take-off.
  • Backtrack runway when no taxiway is available for your take-off, respecting the take-off distance from your current taxiway. You shall backtrack the runway.
When the Hold short option is selected:


Au Hold Short.png


When the Back Track option is selected:


Au Backtrack.png


Note that the Back Track and Hold Short options will use the same element as the Taxi to Runway phase of flight.



Line-up/Take-off

The Line-up/Take-off phase of flight is working through the Runway Area.
  • Select the runway in service (mandatory)
Au Lineup and takeoff.png



There is an option for intersection departure when an other aircraft is waiting on an other holding point:
  • Enter the Holding Point in the taxi route area (mandatory)
  • Tick the Intersection Departure option in the runway area
Au intersection departure.png



Airborne

The Airborne phase of flight is working through the Runway Area.
  • Select the runway in service (Mandatory)
  • The application will take your crossing altitude from the simulator.
Au airborne.png



On Climb

The On Climb phase of flight is working through the Departure Area.
  • Enter your chosen SID identifier (optional)
  • In case of omnidirectional departure you can select the first FIX or NAVAID from your flight plan (optional)
  • For specific cases or for VFR flights, you can select other types of departure (optional)
  • For announcing your initial altitude, you can select one of the proposed altitudes (optional)
  • The application will take your crossing altitude from the simulator.
Au on climb.png



In Cruise

The In Cruise phase of flight is working through the Navigation Area.
  • Select the Situation related to your current flight (mandatory)
  • Select the Target element from your flight plan related to the situation (optional)
  • Select the Transition from the predefined list related to your situation (optional)
Au in cruise.png



Top of Descent

The Top of Descent phase of flight is working through the Runway and Arrival Area.
  • Select the runway in use for landing (mandatory)
  • Select the geographical area where you will be arriving; especially useful for VFR (optional)
  • Enter the chosen STAR (optional)
  • In case of omnidirectional arrival, enter the arrival reference point or IAF (optional)
Au TOD.png



On Descent

The On Descent phase of flight is working through the Runway, Navigation and Arrival Area
  • Select the runway in use for landing (Mandatory)
  • Select the geographical area where you will be arriving; especially useful for VFR (optional)
  • Enter the chosen STAR (optional)
  • In case of omnidirectional arrival, enter the arrival reference point or IAF (optional)
  • Select the approach type (optional)
  • The application will take your crossing altitude from the simulator
  • Select the Situation related to your current flight for specific navigation (mandatory)
  • Select the Target element from your flight plan related to the situation (optional)
  • Select the Transition from the predefined list related to your situation (optional)
Au on descent.png



Approach

The Approach phase of flight is working through the Runway, Navigation and Arrival Area.
  • Select the runway in use for landing (mandatory)
  • Select the geographical area where you will be arriving; especially useful for VFR (optional)
  • Enter the chosen STAR (optional)
  • In case of omnidirectional arrival, enter the arrival reference point or IAF (optional)
  • Select the approach type (optional)
  • Select the Situation related to your current flight for specific navigation (mandatory)
  • Select the Target element from your flight plan related to the situation (optional)
  • Select the Transition from the predefined list related to your situation (optional)
Au Approach.png



On Final

The On Final phase of flight is working through the Runway Area.
  • Select the runway in use for landing (mandatory)
Au on final.png



Runway Vacated

The Runway Vacated phase of flight is working through the Runway Area.
  • Select the runway in use for landing (mandatory)
Au Vacated.png


NOTE that there are 2 buttons which automatically transmit predefined messages for quick action:
  • Green button Short final : When clicking this message, this will send a message stating that you are on short final and landing immediately. This message is used to prevent any aircraft entering on the runway if there is traffic on holding points.
  • Red button Missed Approach : When clicking this message, this will send a message stating that you are making a going around and perform a missed approach.

VFR operations

In addition to the main function, you will find 2 VFR optional menus:
  • Downwind
  • Base
These sections are working through the VFR operation area.

We let you discover these options by yourself. Just select and see the output message before sending.


See also

Reference

Author

  • VID 150259 - Creation

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 17:44, 23 December 2019

COPYRIGHT

  • This documentation is copyrighted as part of the intellectual property of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation.

DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.