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Aerodrome Control to Aircraft
Visual signals used by aerodrome control to aircraft when radio communications are not available are included below.
Aircraft to Aerodrome Control
When the pilot of a no-radio equipped aircraft wishes to acknowledge a message from the tower, they should do so in the following manner:
- in flight - rocking the wings.
- on the ground - moving the ailerons or rudder
Aerodrome Ground Signals
Parachute Landing Area
When displayed at a Parachute Landing Area (PLA),
a red and white cone with the point of the cone pointing into wind indicates that the dropping area is active.
When displayed at an unattended aerodrome (other than an aerodrome intednded to be used solely for agricultural operations) or
an aerodrome where an AFIS is in operation,