Establishment of communication between the aircraft and aeronautical post
Establishment of communication between the aircraft and aeronautical post

Establishment of communication between the aircraft and aeronautical post


Posts aeronautical communications and surveillance are assigned:

To establish the connection using the aircraft:

  • a) between the command and the military units in combat;

  • b) between the command and the columns on the march;

  • c) between the ground forces and aircraft at the airport;

  • d) in all cases, when for some reason can not be used in terrestrial communications.


To monitor the air to detect both flying and sitting down enemy aircraft and warning of its troops and authorities PVHO.


The direct connection with the post of the aircraft is carried out:

  • a) signaling plane signaling cloth;

  • b) by dropping a written report in a pennant to the post;

  • c) aircraft landing on the landing pad post.


The communications post can communicate with any aircraft in the air; At the same time, aircraft that have received special missions for reconnaissance, correction, etc., will not be delayed to establish contact with the post, but they can support it with appropriate calls on the way back, if the execution of a direct mission does not require an urgent return of the aircraft.

Posts aeronautical communications and surveillance are contained in the staffing composition with the provisions of their regular equipment as a part of signal units: corps, divisions, infantry, artillery and cavalry regiments, air defense units and in each fleet.

State post - 5 people: Chief post (junior commander) and the Red Army 4 - Signalist observer.

The head of the post, in addition to knowledge of their duties in office, must be able to choose the landing site.

Signalist must have good eyesight and hearing.


The main property is the following post:

  • 1) signal panel;

  • 2) a set of identification and indication panels, which includes 1 panel 8 pt long and 0,5 m wide, 3 panels 2 l long and 0,5 m wide each <and a patch square for signaling and indicating the direction of flight of enemy aircraft (size each side 2X0> 5 m);

  • 3) cipher.


Location post

Post air connection is always ready to quickly turn around to work with aircraft.

The post is located near the headquarters of the serviced or command post. On the hike follows a post in a part of the column, where the senior commander, or on his instructions.


Signal ground for the post must satisfy the following conditions:

  • 1) be in an open, level area near roads, forests and villages so that planes can easily find it;

  • 2) to provide good visibility from the air of the laid out signals, which depends on good lighting and the absence of tall buildings, trees, etc., which can cast a shadow on the panel or even be projected on it, i.e., cover it;

  • 3) ensure the rapid finding of pennants dropped from the aircraft with reports, therefore, there should be no swamps, lakes, bushes, uncompressed fields, etc. nearby;

  • 4) if possible, ensure the landing of the aircraft;

  • 5) ensure the camouflage of the post from ground and air surveillance of the enemy.


The command post should be dressed in dark blue overalls.

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