I fly HKG-mainland regularly, but am not a pilot or ATC, just a hobbyist/sim pilot. Just curious about the ATC procedures for HKG-mainland flights. Since you only spend a few minutes in HKG FIR, are there special procedures for the handoff to mainland, so pilots aren't too busy in the cockpit?
1. Do they get a new squawk code upon entering the Guangzhou FIR, or you keep using the one assigned you in HKG?
2. Does HKG departure handoff directly to Guangzhou Control upon crossing BEKOL, or do you talk to Hong Kong Radar as well?
3. Does HKG Radar or is it Guangzhou control assign the metric(feet) FL for mainland(HKG)bound flights?
Are the answers to the above questions the same for landing HKG traffic as well?
[Edited 2008-04-02 10:31:37]
[Edited 2008-04-02 10:34:16]