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What is the point in having all of these procedures in place and internationally accepted? We may just as well tell the ATC that we have an emergency as well. I guess that some may see procedures as being unnecessary and a PANsy if we do them.
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On the scale of message priority categories:
1 - MAYDAY
2 - PAN
3 - DIRECTION FINDING
4 - FLIGHT SAFETY MESSAGES
5 - METEOROLOGICAL MESSAGES
So a PAN call should be dealt with before and normal messages by ATC.
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Just a reminder for those who don't use it that often. The definition of a Mayday is "when a person or aircraft is in GRAVE AND IMMINENT DANGER and requires IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE". The definition of urgency (Pan-Pan) is when the "SAFETY OF AN AIRCRAFT OR PERSON IS IN QUESTION and ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED".( not necessarily immediate assistance.)
If the definition is used as a marker, the incorrect call should not be made. One concerns immediate assistance and the other concerns the safety of...