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You have been contracted by a government agency to transport passengers who are all medical personnel to an area of conflict. To ensure priority, what message should you pass when in contact with an ATS unit?After the urgency signal PAN PAN three times followed by the radiotelephony signal..

  • A
    "Medical", state your call sign, your position, estimated time of arrival at destination, and current transponder setting.
  • B
    "Special handling", state your call sign, your position, intended route, estimated time of arrival at destination, and current altitude.
  • C
    "Special handling", state your call sign, your position, intended route, current altitude, and transponder capability.
  • D
    "Medical", state your call sign, your position, type, intended route, estimated time of arrival at destination, and current altitude.

ICAO Annex 10, Volume II
5.3.3.4 Action by an aircraft used for medical transports

5.3.3.4.2 For the purpose of announcing and identifying aircraft used for medical transports, a transmission of the radiotelephony urgency signal PAN PAN, preferably spoken three times, and each word of the group pronounced as the French word “panne”, shall be followed by the radiotelephony signal for medical transports MAY-DEE-CAL, pronounced as in the French “médical”. The use of the signals described above indicates that the message which follows concerns a protected medical transport. The message shall convey the following data:

a) the call sign or other recognized means of identification of the medical transports;
b) position of the medical transports;
c) number and type of medical transports;
d) intended route;
e) estimated time en route and of departure and arrival, as appropriate; and
f) any other information such as flight altitude, radio frequencies guarded, languages used, and secondary surveillance radar modes and codes.

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