- Aug 19, 2012
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- Warwick Queensland
It does seem ridiculous that nowadays a person almost has to have a mobile phone implanted in their body before they leave the house, yet many will happily go gadding about the skies in any direction and at any altitude without carrying a radio. "See, and be Seen"? Maybe also, "Hear, and be Heard".I wouldn't fly in any Airspace without 2way Comms, just too dangerous for my liking! Radio should be mandatory in any machine that leaves the groundM
I did. I stand by my comment. Now howsabout you go look up the CAR's and CAAP's and tell us what the MANDATORY calls are...I'll wait.....Read the CASA publication reproduced at the top of this, it states “Radio carriage and USE is still MANDATORY”
CASA's Radio Procedures in non-controlled airspace booklet said:WHEN YOU MUST MAKE A BROADCAST
The one time you must make a broadcast is in a situation where you recognise a potential conflict between your aircraft and another in the vicinity of a noncontrolled aerodrome. In this case, it is your responsibility to acknowledge the situation by transmitting your callsign and, as appropriate, your aircraft type, position, level and intentions. Source
Civil Aviation Regulation 166C said:166C Responsibility for broadcasting on VHF radio
(a) an aircraft is operating on the manoeuvring area of, or in the vicinity of, a non‑controlled aerodrome; and
(b) the aircraft is carrying a serviceable aircraft VHF radio; and
(c) the pilot in command of the aircraft holds a radiotelephone qualification;
the pilot is responsible for making a broadcast on the VHF frequency in use for the aerodrome in accordance with subregulation (2).
(2) The pilot must make a broadcast that includes the following information whenever it is reasonably necessary to do so to avoid a collision, or the risk of a collision, with another aircraft:
(a) the name of the aerodrome;
(b) the aircraft’s type and call sign;
(c) the position of the aircraft and the pilot’s intentions.
Note 1: See the AIP for the recommended format for broadcasting the information mentioned in this regulation.
Note 2: For the requirement to maintain a listening watch, see regulation 243.
Couldn't agree more! Though there are a few ways in which you can use it to your advantage occasionally.I would say typical CASA. Let’s make sure no one can work out the rules, that way any time we like we’ve got them!