by cowpatz » Tue May 23, 2023 11:39 am
Once established in the hold there would be time to investigate the cause of the loss of comms ie. Is it just the freq being used (try another), change radio units, test call other aircraft and even try calling on a cell phone. Emergency services calls may be able to "patch" you through to a controller. By this stage you should already have the transponder code set to 7600 and all landing lights on etc. Once in the hold at JSY, descend in the hold to 2000ft and commence the approach (If you intend to try another approach that is ), or set heading for your filed alternate airfield. Keep transmitting your intentions as you might not be able to hear them but they may be able to hear you. Radar will be monitoring your progress and ensuring that traffic is kept out of your way. Once visual on the approach look at the tower for light signals - Green = cleared to land. Red = give way and continue circling (maybe not an option with weather) and flashing red = airport unsafe Do Not land.
Probably way more than you wanted to know.