Flare FAQs:

Q: Are flares used for signalling?

A: Yes, and illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications.

Q: Are flares commonly used as signals?

A: Yes, and may be ignited on the ground or fired as an aerial signal from a pistol-like flare gun, or launched from a self-contained tube.

Q: Are flares designated class 1.4 explosives?

A: Yes.

Q: Is flare the fusee?

A: Yes, and which burns for 10–60 minutes with a bright red light.

Q: Are flares used in military aircraft as a defensive countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are flares usually discharged individually or in salvos by the pilot or automatically by tail-warning devices?

A: Yes, and are accompanied by vigorous evasive maneuvering.

Q: Are flares used underwater to illuminate submerged objects?

A: Yes.

Q: Are flares commonly found in marine survival kits?

A: Yes.