Mayday / Panpan

What is a Mayday call, and when is it used?

The radiotelephony (RT) spoken word Mayday indicates that an aircraft is threatened by grave and immediate danger and requests immediate assistance. A typical Mayday call from a pilot would be

1. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday

2. ATC name, e.g., Atlanta control

3. Aircraft call sign

4. Message, including relevant points, i.e., failures, actions being taken, and requirements.

What is a Panpan call, and when is it used?

The radiotelephony (RT) spoken word panpan indicates that the commander of an aircraft has an urgent message to transmit concerning the safety of his or her aircraft or person(s) on board or another aircraft, person, or property within sight. A typical Panpan call from a pilot would be

1. Panpan, Panpan

2. ATC name, e.g., Atlanta control

3. Aircraft call sign

4. Message, including relevant points, i.e., failures, actions being taken, and requirements

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