|Quoting Woodentom (Reply 2):|
what happens if the VHF communication fails? do i assume the tower can't talk to the aircraft?
what is the backup communication?
|Quoting Woodentom (Reply 4):|
so if the VHF comms from the comntrol fials then the aircraft will revert to another radar tracking centre and take instructions from them.
|Quoting Woodentom (Thread starter):|
he has stated it is the VHF communication network to the aircraft.
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 5):|
The tower controls all ground movements (see exception below), as well as the last part of the approach and the first part after take off. Just after take off, control is handed to approach. Just before landing, control is handed from approach to tower.
|Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):|
That failing you revert to light gun signals, telephone call to the airport operation folks who are hopefully able to commuincate with aircraft on the ground and advising them to stop, or any other means you can find
|Quoting Rwessel (Reply 9):|
Likewise, all larger aircraft have more than one VHF radio on board. Obviously multiple failures could happen at either end and completely eliminate VHF communications, but at that point other procedures apply, including talking to alternate ground sites (worst case you switch to the local center, and they should at least know that the airport you're talking to is down), light codes, and such.