FLIGHT TRAINING PUBLICATION (FLIP) STUDENT GUIDE
F.3.4 Locate meteorological information.
F.3.5 Solve mathematical problems using conversion tables.
F.3.6 Locate information on NOTAM abbreviations and decode NOTAMs
F.3.7 Locate information on interception signals.
Flight Information Handbook
Many of the procedures in this section apply to international flight and may be of importance to
you at some time in the future; however, some procedures could apply to you while at VT - 10/4.
Every flight brief will discuss emergency procedures, but should a situation arise in flight, you
can refer to the handbook to comply with applicable FAA procedures. Some of these
procedures, such as lost COMM, will be addressed in your other courses. Four items related to
emergency procedures which deserve brief mention are presented below.
EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES - UHF/voice 243.0 MHZ; VHF/voice 121.5 MHZ
MAYDAY - The international distress signal. When repeated three times, it indicates
imminent and grave danger (ditching. crash landing, or abandoning aircraft) and immediate
assistance is requested.
PAN PAN - The international urgency signal. When repeated three times indicates
uncertainty or alert, followed by the nature of urgency ( e.g., lost, fuel shortage, or partial
engine failure ).
LOST COMM TRANSPONDER CODES - Transponder squawk 7600.
The Day Visual Signals (Figures 3-1 and 3-2) will be amplified later in your Flight Planning
course. At that time you will be required to memorize several signals.
These are not listed under day visual signals, or radio failure, but
under the heading of "Two-way Radio Failure", sub-heading
"Visual Signals When Radio Inoperative." The lesson here is to
know where to look for the information.
FLIGHT INFORMATION HANDBOOK