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Austro-Hungarian Empire - Pilot Flags

Last modified: 2003-09-06 by marcus schmöger
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Pilot flags

by Zeljko Heimer, 3 January 2000

Sources: Meyers Lexicon (1897); National Geographic Magazine (1917)

Meyers (1897) describes the pilot signaling flag since 1880 as "war ensign with white border".
Zeljko Heimer, 1 December 2001 

Pilot flag from Webster's New International Dictionary (WNID), circa 1924 plates.

by Phil Nelson and Zeljko Heimer, 3 January 2000

Pilot signaling flag

by Phil Nelson and Zeljko Heimer, 3 January 2000

Here is also a pilot signaling flag shown in Znamierowski (2000), page 21, in a chart attributed to an unnamed book by J.W. Norie, augmented by J.S. Hobbs (1848) similar to the one shown in WNID as above, but with a gold border.
Phil Nelson, 3 January 2000

Bellin's 1756 chart shows a pilot signaling flag as red-white-red with coat of arms in the middle and bordered yellow.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 December 2001

This is in contrast to the war ensign where the coat of arms is offset to the hoist, the coat of arms is centred on the pilot flags.
Marco Pribilla, 16 October 2001