A nation's civil air ensign is its national flag (or a variation thereof) which represents civil aviation in that nation. Typically, it is flown from buildings connected with the administration of civil aviation and it may also be flown by airlines of the appropriate country. A civil air ensign is the equivalent of the civil ensign which represents merchant shipping. Not all countries have civil air ensigns and those without usually fly their national flags instead.
On a field of sky blue an alighting eagle gold set within a ring quartered in the colours of the Republic of Zambia thus. In the first quarter green, on the hoist side orange, in the fly side red and in the base black.
Light blue, in the dexter canton the Union and in the centre of the fly of the flag on a red shield edged with white, an albatross, white, with wings extended over three maple leaves conjoined on one stem, proper. Briefly used by the Air Board.