Questions tagged [squawk-codes]

The numerical codes broadcast by aircraft transponders which allow air traffic controllers to identify different aircraft.

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What Transponder code to use flying between Oakland and Hawaii? [closed]

Where to find the appropriate Transponder code for crossing the Pacific?
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What happens when a GA pilot squawks 7500?

If you were to put code 7500 into your transponder in a small general aviation aircraft, and you were in a rural area with no one around, and you did not have enough fuel to get to any city, what ...
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What are all the squawk codes?

I love aviation and I love learning new things about it. I was wondering if anyone knew all of the squawk codes and in particular what squawk 7500 means.
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When is squawk 1000 assigned in USA?

From Are squawk codes used with ADS-B?: Yes, squawk codes are still used and required with ADS-B. The post is 3 years old though. And from Wikipedia List of transponder codes: 1000: Used ...
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Are all IFR flights assigned squawk codes in US controlled airspace?

In the US, all IFR aircraft need a clearance to be in class A, B, C, D, and E airspace. Does this mean that all aircraft with clearances need to be assigned squawk codes by ATC when they enter?
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Why do the transponders introduce codes instead of using aircraft registration numbers?

(A non-pilot here, just a Aviation.SE reader, recently into listening to ATC. I am wondering...) Why do the transponders use their own codes? (squawk) It seems to me, it would be safer and less of a ...
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When may I change my transponder code to 1200 when being handled by ATC?

When am I allowed to change my transponder code to 1200? Is it after clearing the boundary of controlled "radio-contact-required with transponder" airspace?