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Old 27th Jan 2015, 09:51
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Nose_Wheel
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Australia
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Do I need a squawk code for IFR?

Interested to hear various responses to the following scenario.


Pilot files an IFR flight plan and at a regional aerodrome.


A normal departure and calls airborne to ATC.


Assuming they have set 2000 on their transponder prior to the departure.


What I found interesting was that the controller never actually gave a squawk code... because they were identified on ADSB.


They then continue the remainder of the flight on 2000 or even 1200 if they forgot to set 2000 and never had to change codes.


I didn't think that ADSB coverage was live in Australia below FL180 and I thought it was tertiary to radar?


Does this mean after the changeover to ADSB codes will go for IFR flight?
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