What are 3 emergency transponder codes?

There are 3 aircraft emergency squawk codes that every pilot needs to know. They are 7500, 7600, and 7700. It’s not only important to know what the codes are used for, but also how to avoid switching to these codes in non-emergency situations to avoid setting off alarms in ATC facilities.

What does a 7700 code on a transponder indicate?

Aircraft in an emergency, who are not receiving an air traffic service should set the transponder to EMERGENCY (Mode 3A Code 7700) as part of their initial actions.

What does squawk 7000 mean?

7000. ICAO. VFR standard squawk code when no other code has been assigned. EASA countries. Code that pilot shall set when not receiving air traffic services, unless otherwise prescribed by the competent authority.

What does squawk 0000 mean?

2000: The code to be squawked when entering a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) area from a non SSR area (used as a VFR squawk code in some European countries) 0000: Military escort (in the US), suspected transponder failure (in the UK) 7777: Military interception (US/FAA)

What is the squawk code for hijack?

Codes assigned by air traffic control

Code Use
7500 Aircraft hijacking (ICAO)
7600 Radio failure (lost communications) (ICAO)
7700 Emergency (ICAO)

What does transponder code 7600 mean?

a loss of radio
Code 7600 is the code for a loss of radio. If a pilot’s radio goes out during a fight, they can enter 7600 into the transponder. Then they should proceed to their intended airport following a standard landing plan. Pilots should be extra careful and on alert for other aircraft around them in the sky.

What is Mode F code 1200?

1200 — VFR Transponder Operation Under Visual Flight Rules (VFR): Unless otherwise instructed by an ATC facility, adjust transponder to reply on Mode 3/A Code 1200 regardless of altitude. There may be other examples, but for at least in the U.S., squawk 1200 when VFR.

What does squawk 7600 mean?

What happens when squawk 7600?

By squawking 7600 (lost communications squawk code), ATC will know you’ve had a communications failure. Even if you weren’t talking to ATC before, they’ll notice you now if you’re in a radar covered area.