What is the most appropriate radio frequency to use at low level in Class G airspace?
CASA wants your input on this question—whether you are an airline pilot, general aviation or recreational flyer. A consultation announced today will inform its decision on the most appropriate radio frequency for pilots to use at low level in uncontrolled Class G airspace.
A CASA discussion paper outlines the two very high frequency (VHF) options being considered for the purpose of monitoring and broadcasting when in the vicinity of aerodromes not published on aeronautical charts.
The options are: maintain the current policy of using the relevant area VHF frequency or, alternatively, endorse multicom (126.7MHz) as the common low-level frequency for use in Class G airspace.
The discussion paper includes the results of a risk assessment and other safety considerations, particularly in relation to communication congestion, regulatory impact and cost, emergency alerts, clarity of aircraft position and air traffic services.
It is important all pilots in low-level airspace are using the same frequency because that’s what alerted see-and-avoid depends on.
Find out more and contribute to this important discussion via the CASA website.
Consultation closes 28 April 2017.