The up to date list of listening squawks and frequencies is available here: Listening squawks and LARS April 2017
A listening squawk enables an air traffic controller to alert a pilot if their aircraft looks likely to infringe.
Check which listening squawks and frequencies you will need before you take your next flight.
- Turn on your transponder and select the listening squawk, using ALT (Mode C) if you have it
- Tune in to the frequency without transmitting
- Listen out for your callsign or position
Air traffic control will know that you are listening out and can call you on the frequency if you are getting too close to controlled airspace.
Don’t forget to change the transponder code back to 7000 when you leave the area or change frequency.
TURN ON. TUNE IN. LISTEN OUT
This summer 2017 campaign is to help remind pilots to use listening squawks and to encourage habit of listening out.
Promotional materials to share and help make 2017 the summer of squawks are available to download from this website.