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    Talking Iranian air space

    borrowed from else where...

    In addition to communicating with the local air traffic control facility, aircraft are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute "heads up" that 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 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 a United States aircraft. And I am in Iraqi ---not Iranian--- airspace."

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

    Aircraft: "This is a United States Marine FA-18 fighter jet...... Send 'em up!"

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .. Total silence)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    ...Air Defense Radar: " You are in Iranian airspace . If you do not depart our airspace we will launch an interceptor aircraft!"

    Aircraft: "This is a United States Marine FA-18 fighter jet...... Send 'em up!"

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .. Total silence)
    Too bad--nobody has been brave (foolish) enough to let any American pilots become aces in a number of years.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    Awesome !

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