What Is a “Squawk” Code and Why Do We Need Them?

The use of the word “SQUAWK” comes from the system’s origin in WORLD WAR II- IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) system, which was named with the code “PARROT”. The PARROT check is generally done after the aircraft is airborne or while on the runway. The primary goal of a squawk is to provide effective communicationContinue reading “What Is a “Squawk” Code and Why Do We Need Them?”

Hijacked aircraft? The secret emergency codes

How can pilots give a sign to the air traffic controllers if a plane has been hijacked? Today we will talk about the special transponder codes. First of all, what is a transponder? The transponder is a must-have communication device in busy airspaces, it sends signals and gives information about the current aircraft and flight,Continue reading “Hijacked aircraft? The secret emergency codes”