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Recap (What is Overdue Aircraft?)

Recap (What is Overdue Aircraft?)

Consider an aircraft to be overdue, initiate the procedures stated in this section and issue an ALNOT when neither communications nor radar contact can be established and 30 minutes have passed since:

NOTE- The procedures in this section also apply to an aircraft referred to as “missing” or “unreported.”

What is QALQ (Code asking if Transmit to departure tie-in FSS communications check

Aircraft has landed or FSS where flight plan is on file returned to the station)

The destination station transmits a QALQ message to the departure station after the

initial communication check fails to locate the aircraft. Upon receipt of the QALQ inquiry,

the departure station shall check locally for any information about the aircraft and take

the following action:

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If the aircraft is located, notify the destination station.

If unable to locate the aircraft, send all additional information to the destination

Station, including any verbal or written remarks made by the pilot that may be


If the aircraft is located, the destination station shall transmit a cancellation message.


What is ALNOT (Alert Notice)?

ALNOT t is “a request originated by a flight service station (FSS) or an air route traffic control center (ARTCC) for an extensive communication search for overdue, unreported, or missing aircraft,” explains the Aeronautical Information Manual. Conduct a communications search of those flight plan area airfields, which fall within ALNOT search areas and were not contacted during an INREQ search.

The ALNOT will be issued at the end of the INREQ or when the estimated time that the missing aircraft’s fuel would be exhausted or when there is serious concern regarding the safety of the aircraft and its occupant


What is INREQ (Information Request)?

it is done within 30 minutes after the aircraft is overdue which destination airfield allowed to send INREQ. It is send to the departure airfield, FSS, and the Air Route Traffic Control Centers along the route of flight .

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SNOWTAM (Basic information about weather)

SNOWTAM (Basic information about weather)

SNOWTAM is a special series NOTAM notifying the presence, or removal, of hazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush, or standing water associated with snow, slush, and ice on the movement area, by means of a specific format.

#Refer [Annex 15 Chapter 2]

**A SNOWTAM will be issued by the airport authority, when warranted, to notify users of the presence of, or the removal of, hazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush, or the resulting standing water on the moving surfaces of the aerodrome. The maximum validity period for a SNOWTAM is 24 hours and a new SNOWTAM will be issued whenever there is a significant change in conditions.

The following runway condition related changes are considered significant:

1) A change in the coefficient of friction of approximately 0.05

2) Changes in depth of deposit greater than the following: 20 mm for dry snow, 10 mm for wet snow, 3 mm for slush.

3) A change in the available length or width of a runway of 10 percent or more.

4) Any change in the type of deposit or extent of coverage which requires reclassification in Items F or T of the SNOWTAM.

5) When critical snow banks exist on one or both sides of the runway, any change in the height or distance from the centerline.

6) Any change in the conspicuity of runway lighting caused by obscuring the lights.

7) Any other conditions are known to be significant according to experience or local circumstances.

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Format and Decode

A typical SNOWTAM will consist of a header block, which contains the addressees, the date and time of issue and the SNOWTAM serial number, and the body of the SNOWTAM which contains all of the pertinent airfield information. The airfield information is consistently formatted as items A) through T) as follows:




*CLEARED RUNWAY LENGTH (if less than published length)

*CLEARED RUNWAY WIDTH (if less than published width)

*DEPOSITS OVER TOTAL RUNWAY LENGTH (Observed on each *third of the runway)

*MEAN DEPTH OF DEPOSITS (mm) (for each third of total runway length)

*FRICTION MEASUREMENTS OR ESTIMATES (for each third of runway length)not used


*RUNWAY LIGHTS (if obscured)



*TAXIWAYnot used





*Any items not pertinent to existing conditions will not be included in the report. For aerodromes with more than one runway, items C) through P) will be repeated in ascending order of runway identifier. To contaminate codes, friction measurement device codes, and complete format and decode information.

ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2 (Reference).(Download Pdf)

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Up-coming FlyMags Online Aviation Essay Competition First- Best Writer Wins $200.


Up-coming FlyMags Online Aviation Essay Competition First- Best Writer Wins $200.


Welcome to FlyMags 1st Online Aviation Essay Competition

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Prior to the great pandemic, the team behind FlyMags have been working so hard to engage and promote Aviation in such a way that anyone will understand what it means to fly.

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Hosting the first Online Aviation Essay Competition

Hosting the first Online Aviation Essay Competition

In bid to promote Aviation which now is not just taking Aviation Pictures and sharing on social media, we came up with the idea to promote flying by organizing the first Aviation Essay competition online.

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Open to all Countries World-wide

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Our Requirements for Candidates to join the FlyMags Online Aviation Essay Competition

Duration of the Essay Competition

Duration of the Essay Competition

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Students in Flight Schools/Aviation Colleges Are Allowed to participate

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