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 Supporter

    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.


    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 Supporter

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

  3. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

    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

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