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What Is This Code For?  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

I have seen this on most of my flight deck visits and all the photos I see. There is the plane's registration # located on the instrument panel, and near it there is another code. usually 2 letters dash 2 more letters. Check out this photo:

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Look on the center pedestal and it says "CS-EH" next to the D-AIFD.

what does that mean?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineGroholsky From Belgium, joined May 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

It's the "sel-call" code !

Happy new year !!!

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3098 times:



What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

The four characters are the Selective Calling or SELCAL identifier which is used to establish initial contact on HF radio frequencies. The four characters precedes voice communication and provides identification of the aircraft involved - although the fact that there are more aircraft than possible SELCAL combinations means that there still has to be positive confirmation once contact is established.

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