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Flag Combinations

The purpose of the International Code of Signals is to provide ways and means of communication in situations related essen- tially to safety of navigation and persons, especially when language difficulties arise. In the preparation of the Code, account was taken of the fact that wide application of radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy can provide simple and effective means of communication in plain language whenever language difficulties do not exist.

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Flag Code Code Section Sub-Section Meaning
CA CA DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER What is my magnetic bearing from you (or from vessel or position indicated)?
AU AU DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I am forced to alight near you (or in position indicated).
AV AV DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I am alighting (in position indicated if necessary) to pick up crew of vessel/aircraft
AW AW DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER Aircraft should endeavor to alight where flag is waved or light is shown.
AX AX DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You should train your searchlight nearly vertical on a cloud, intermittently if possible, and, if my aircraft is seen, deflect the beam upwind and on the water to facilitate my landing.
AX AX 1 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER Shall I train my searchlight nearly vertical on a cloud, intermittently if possible, and, if your aircraft is seen, deflect the beam upwind and on the water to facilitate your landing?
AY AY DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I will alight on your deck; (you should steer course... speed... knots).
AZ AZ DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I cannot alight but I can lift crew.
AZ AZ 1 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I cannot alight but I can lift injured/sick person.
BA BA DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You cannot alight on the deck.
BA BA 1 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You cannot alight on the deck; can you lift crew?
BA BA 2 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You cannot alight on the deck; can you lift injured/sick person?
BB BB DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You may alight on my deck.
BB BB 1 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You may alight on my deck; I am ready to receive you forward.
BB BB 2 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You may alight on my deck; I am ready to receive you amidship.
BB BB 3 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You may alight on my deck; I am ready to receive you aft.
BB BB 4 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER You may alight on my deck but I am not yet ready to receive you.
BC BC DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I have established communications with the aircraft in distress on 2182 kHz.
BC BC 1 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER Can you communicate with the aircraft?
BD BD DISTRESS-EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT-HELICOPTER I have established communications with the aircraft in distress on... kHz.

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