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Monitoring Guard

Old 5th Apr 2011, 14:51
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Monitoring Guard

It makes obvious good sense, but can anyone tell me where (if?) it is mandated anywhere that airline crews should monitor 121.5? I have Googled like mad but cannot find any reference.

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Old 5th Apr 2011, 15:56
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In the states I monitor guard, SE Asia, no, they use it for a chit chat frequency. Sorry I can't help you with a reference, not mandatory.
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 16:33
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Not 'mandated' as far as I know but often in Ops Manuals and good airmanship.
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 16:51
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you can find the respective SARPs in,, and of ICO Annex 10 Volume II.
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 13:30
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Frankly I only wish that people would monitor the ATC frequency!!! It is tiring having to make 2-4 calls before a response is forthcoming

Having said that... with all the military activity through the Gulf at present I suggest also monitoring guard is essential
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 15:03
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Airlines generally issue special instructions for this when operating near war (or non-war) zones.
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