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Barracks - Iran Air Defense

LouSirr - Mar 03, 2009 - 09:32 PM
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Send 'em Up!


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 of 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 like this . . .

Iranian Air Defense 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: (no response . . . total silence)

Thought this was interesting. Lou
Corsair9 - Mar 03, 2009 - 10:08 PM
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Point And Laugh Priceless.
Snipem - Mar 03, 2009 - 10:53 PM
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hahahahahaha, ya what Corsair said.
Raptor - Mar 03, 2009 - 11:55 PM
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Now thats was a good one.
K.Haught - Mar 04, 2009 - 03:10 AM
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Very Good Yes
CheeseBall - Mar 04, 2009 - 08:02 AM
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NICE!!
BobMarley - Mar 04, 2009 - 09:53 PM
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coulda heard a pin drop.
Phoenix - Mar 05, 2009 - 03:52 PM
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semper fi big time now thats how its done Point And Laugh Point And Laugh Point And Laugh Point And Laugh
MarAJ - Mar 06, 2009 - 05:30 PM
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Like the Female Air Force Sniper pictures I have heard of this story too, hope this one is true.
great story
AJ
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