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Postby Mackrick » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:44 pm

According to a Marine Pilot:

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute 'heads up' if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them your call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin and destination.

I just flew with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along. The conversation went something like this...

Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)
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Re: Violation

Postby Saracenman » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:45 pm

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Re: Violation

Postby » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:48 pm

=)) =)) that is awesome
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Re: Violation

Postby Dan4th » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:18 pm

No wonder the Iranians HATE us...........

AND you!


PS: Anyone got some pics of their latest fighter
they can post-up on the Military Aviation thread?

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