PGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2936 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
Quoting WROORD (Thread starter): I frequently listen to ch9 on UAL flights and never came across any private jets being addressed by traffic control. Are they using different frequency or not using the same paths?
How do you know they aren't there? They (almost always) simply use their manufacturer and registration number for a callsign, which is normally truncated after the first contact. They are on frequency with us all the time.
They often avoid bigger commercial airports in favor of smaller fields that are better set up to cater to their needs, so you won't hear as many on ground/tower/approach/departure frequencies at a place like ATL or ORD as on center frequencies, but they are out there.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
If you flew a lot you'd hear em. Your ears probably just aren't used to picking out specific callsigns/names/types out of all the chatter. Be on the lookout for Asta, Citation, Gulfstream, Lear, Hawker etc etc followed by their reg.