How can I listen to ATC on a plane?

You can listen using the app. It allows you to tune into ATC towers at over 1,000 airports around the world!

How does ATC communicate with aircraft?

Air traffic controllers monitor the location of aircraft in their assigned airspace by radar and communicate with the pilots by radio. To prevent collisions, ATC enforces traffic separation rules, which ensure each aircraft maintains a minimum amount of empty space around it at all times.

Is there an app to listen to ATC?

LiveATC. Listen to real-world ATC communication in action with the LiveATC app. This app pulls together real-time aviation audio feeds from around the world and puts them within your reach from the comfort of home.

Are ATC recordings public?

ATC as public domain information

ATC are broadcast over the radio in the public domain and with no explicit prohibition they could be listened or recorded by everyone.

What is the best radio for listening to aircraft?

The Best Aviation COMM/NAV Handheld Radios (GPS)

  1. Yaesu FTA750L Handheld VHF Transceiver / GPS. 224 Reviews. Yaesu FTA750L Handheld VHF Transceiver / GPS.
  2. Yaesu FTA550L Handheld VHF Transceiver w/ Lithium-ion Battery. 206 Reviews.
  3. Icom IC-A25N VHF Airband Transceiver (NAV & COM Channels) 91 Reviews.

Is LiveATC legal?

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Do pilots talk to ATC over the ocean?

To communicate with air traffic controllers on the ground, pilots use either satellites or high-frequency radio systems when flying over the ocean. To prevent midair collisions, on the other hand, they use traffic collision avoidance systems.

What do pilots say when landing a plane?

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu. Numbers get special treatment too.

Is listening to ATC is illegal and why?

What is this? The rules forbidding people to listen to ATC seem to be a very gray area that is mostly overlooked in those countries. For the U.S. however, there is no problem listening to or recording and retransmitting air traffic control communications.

How long are ATC recordings kept?

A single click on a recording starts its playback and successive recordings can be played back-to-back to quickly find the relevant recording. All audio recordings will be retained for at least three months, and with optional storage for at least 12 months.

Can I listen to aviation radio?

Anyone can use an aviation scanner to hear what’s going on in their area. Public airwaves in the US are free to listen to. A few states have restrictions about listening in your vehicle, you can read more about scanner laws in the US.

Can you listen to military aircraft frequencies?

Even if you don’t live near a military base you should still be able to hear some communications in this band. Unlike the civilian aircraft band (108-137 MHz), communications in the military aircraft band are far more elusive.

Is listening to ATC is illegal?

Is it legal to listen to us ATC?

It is always legal in the US, as opposed to other countries where it may not.

Can pilots hear other pilots?

Re: Can aircraft pilots communicate with each other? Yes, as Psyvolt says, they can communicate with each other by radio. Obviously the crews of any other aircraft in the area can hear what they are saying, along with ATC, so in busy traffic areas anything other than short business-related messages are disapproved of.

Can 2 planes fly next to each other?

In controlled airspace, the required minimum horizontal separation between aircraft flying at the same altitude is five nautical miles, which is just over 9 kilometres. When an airplane is departing, Air Traffic Controllers can place aircraft much closer to each other than they do at cruise altitude.

Why do pilots say blue?

The callout from the pilots like “LOC blue” serves to remind themselves of the current flight guidance modes, and to maintain awareness of mode changes. This is also to ensure that their mental idea of “what the aircraft will do next” is up to date and fits to the current flight situation.

Why do pilots say Niner?

Aviators often speak “pilot English” to avoid miscommunications over radio transmission. “Tree” for instance, means three, “fife” is the number five and “niner” means nine, says Tom Zecha, a manager at AOPA. The variations stemmed from a desire to avoid confusion between similar-sounding numbers, he says.

Do all ATC speak English?

For all pilots and air traffic controllers, it requires proficiency in aviation phraseology. Since March 2011, ICAO also requires general English language proficiency for pilots and controllers flying internationally or interacting with international flights.

Can pilots erase the voice recorder?

(f) In complying with this section, an approved cockpit voice recorder having an erasure feature may be used, so that at any time during the operation of the recorder, information recorded more than 15 minutes earlier may be erased or otherwise obliterated.

What radio do I need to listen to aircraft?

Airband refers to a range of VHF radio frequencies between 108 and 137 MHz which are set aside for use by civil aviation. Besides being used for air traffic control, those frequencies are also used for such as VOR beacons that help navigate aircraft separately from air traffic controllers.

What frequency do the Blue Angels use?

This team has been regularly reported on 270.000 (AM) and 407.500 MHz (NBFM 131.8-Hz PL tone) nationwide over the last several years.

Can I listen to aircraft?

You can also listen to aviation communication with an aviation scanner. Aviation scanners operate like an AM/FM radio in that they can receive signals but cannot transmit. There are several names for aviation scanners that all mean the same thing: Aviation Scanner.

Why do pilots say Charlie?

Charlie-Charlie is a fancy substitution for a standard affirmative and accepted non-standard words roger and wilco. Standard phraseology is meant to prevent confusion, and has been improved after incidents/accidents where the communication between parties played a role.

Why do pilots say bravo?

Phonetic Alphabet
This is to avoid the possible confusion between letters if you would simply say the letter itself. For example, the letters B and V could easily be confused with each other when spoken on the radio. If we instead say “Bravo” or “Victor” it is almost impossible to confuse the two.