Transiting Iranian airspace

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Bigcountry02, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup

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    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.

    The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz.

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    Iranian Air dd Radar: 'Unknown aircraft 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: (total silence)

    Warms My Heart!!!!!!!
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    This has made the rounds a bunch of times and it still puts a grin on my mug. :D
     

  3. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    While funny I prefer the one that goes like this (from memory so forgive any typos)

    Canadian Navy: US carrier, adjust course 3 degress starboard.
    US Navy: Negative, this is a United States Navy Carrier with an Admiral on board, YOU adjust course 3 degress port.
    Canadian Navy: This is a Canadian lighthouse, your move.
     
  4. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I love the little things like that. Puts a smile a mile wide on my face.