Listening Squawks updated for new GA flying season

The latest version of the CAA’s ‘Listening Squawks’ card has been released with current codes and frequencies.

Listening squawk codes are allocated to most large airports and aerodromes to enable air traffic controllers to alert pilots if they look likely to infringe airspace.

Pilots set the code into their aircraft’s transponder and listen on the airport frequency when in the vicinity of that airport. The controller will then alert them if required.

The new card depicts all 23 codes and radio frequencies in a quick-reference visual format. The CAA advises GA pilots use the card as part of their pre-flight planning routine this summer.

A large format posteris also being made available for use by flight training facilities and flying clubs. The card and poster also show Lower Airspace Radar Service (LARS) units. Download here

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  1. Cardiff has now also been added on 119.150 Mhz Squawk 3636

    See note 13 C

    13 FREQUENCY MONITORING CODE (FMC) (A) PILOTS OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF, BUT INTENDING TO REMAIN OUTSIDE THE CARDIFF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE WITHIN THE AREA DEFINED BY STRAIGHT LINES JOINING SUCCESSIVELY THE FOLLOWING POINTS AND MAINTAINING A LISTENING WATCH ONLY ON CARDIFF APPROACH FREQUENCY, 119.150 MHZ, ARE ENCOURAGED TO SELECT SSR CODE 3636. 515324N 0032556W – 515122N 0031317W – 515034N 0030532W – 513945N 0024042W – 512715N 0030058W – 512349N 0030302W – 510900N 0030300W – 510306N 0030723W – 505955N 0031044W – 510140N 0033616W – 512432N 0034819W – 515324N 0032556W (B) SELECTION OF 3636 DOES NOT IMPLY THE RECEIPT OF AN ATC SERVICE. AIRCRAFT DISPLAYING THE CODE ARE NOT EXPECTED TO CONTACT ATC UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN NAVIGATION, SEPARATION, TERRAIN CLEARANCE AND ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLEAR OF THE CARDIFF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE AT ALL TIMES. (C) WHILST SQUAWKING 3636, PILOTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT CARDIFF APPROACH MAY MAKE BLIND TRANSMISSIONS IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN A PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT’S INTENTIONS/ROUTE. (D) WHEN A PILOT CEASES TO MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH, CODE 3636 SHALL BE DESELECTED UK AIP EGFF AD 2.22 REFERS CREATED: 21 Aug 2018 13:27:00 SOURCE: EUECYIYN

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