posted on August 24, 2014 15:06
The FAA's Western-Pacific Region has issued a letter to airmen requesting helicopter pilots flying under visual flight rules (VFR) in the Los Angeles Basin to use specially assigned transponder codes. Civil general aviation rotorcraft are requested to use Mode 3 transponder code 1205 when operating within a specified area (see Read More section). Law enforcement and first responder helicopters are asked to use 1206 when operating in the same area. The change goes into effect on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 5 a.m. local time (1200 UTC).
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