Air-to-air Frequncies

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MNpilot1994
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Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby MNpilot1994 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:56 pm

So I'm still a Student Pilot but the light at the end of the tunnel is Very near :) , Anyway I hear all this talk about flying somewhere with another plane(s) and using air-to-air frequencies.... What are these frequencies and what are their related procedures?
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby champguy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:45 pm

http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publicat ... 8gx1ccDefa
For a good read, or if you can't sleep at night, I recomend the the AIM.
This and the FARs are all available on line, which opens up enough space in your flight bag for a decent lunch.
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby MNpilot1994 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:16 am

OK so that link shows 122.750 as the air to air for private aircraft. Will that Always be the air to air frequency or is there a time you should or have to request a special frequency?
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby turbo » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:10 am

besides 122.75, i have heard 122.85 used also. surprised it is not listed in the aim. using the proper freq is always a help on freq congestion.
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby champguy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:23 am

Who would you call to ask? They, whoever they are, also follow the same rules. As PIC, these matters are up to you.
Good luck with your training, and remember as PIC it is up to you to "Fly the Plane". If anyone has a complaint, make them wait till you are safely on the ground.
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby Landis » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:34 pm

122.75 is the official airplane air-to-air frequency. You'll find it gets a bit congested sometimes.
123.025 is official helicopter air-to-air.

Unofficial frequencies that are frequently used:
122.775
123.45 (also called Fingers or Hand)
125.125
127.725

And, if you want to mess with the Guard police, 121.5 gets used by airliners every once in a while to call a company aircraft and get them to switch to another frequency where we can chat informally.

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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby turbo » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:41 pm

http://www.smeter.net/spectrum/aviation.php

this may help answer some of your freq questions.
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby LNSflyer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:40 pm

Ive heard 123.45 used frequently near my home field, KLNS. If I get lucky I can listen to the Black Diamond JEt Team practice.
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Re: Air-to-air Frequncies

Postby cozy171bh » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:19 am

Be careful if you use 123.45 near the coast. That's the oceanic air-to-air frequency. Crews crossing over to Hawaii monitor it to pass along ride reports, coordinate altitudes, and get updates on sports scores.....important stuff like that....


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