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Air-Ground Communication

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The passage of voice and/or data between an aircraft and a ground station such as air traffic control or aircraft operating authority.

Voice Communications

Voice/audio communications between an aircraft and the ground are traditionally accomplished using radio telephony, broadcasting and receiving on:

  • UHF
  • VHF
  • HF

Alternatively voice communications can be conducted using SATCOM, including VOIP through the Internet.

For further information, see the separate article "Air-Ground Communication"

Data Communications

Data can be passed between an aircraft and a ground station using:

Visual Communications

Communications can be accomplished visually using, for example, and Aldis Lamp to flash messages between aircraft and ground stations in Morse Code or through standard conventions associated with emergency situations.

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