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  MESSAGE SYMBOLS
  Posted by: davidcw73 on Jun-29-08 10:25 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jun-29-08 10:27 PM EST --

Aircraft pilots are required to know these according to the Aeronautical Information Manual, Chapter 6-2-7, Search and Rescue, Fig. 6.2.1

MESSAGE SYMBOL

V Require assistance
X Require medical assistance
N No or Negative
Y Yes or Affirmative
(arrow) Proceeding in this direction
SOS International Distress Symbol

From my experience as a SAR pilot, X is the easiest and least ambiguous to spot.


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