Iranian airspace vs Marine Corps Fa 18
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In addition to communicating with the Air Traffic Centred
facility. arl aircraft in the Persian AOR are required to give
Iranian Air Defense Radar () a ten minute 'heads up' if
they be transiting Iranian airspace. This is a common
procedure for aircraft and invloves giving them year
carl sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin
This conversation was overheard en the VHF Guard (emergency)
frequency 121. 5 MHz while Flying from Europe to Dubai.
The commers; ation went like this....
Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft yen ' e in Iranian aia' space. Identify .'
Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.‘
Air Defense Radar: ‘Yen ' e in Iranian airspace. If fen do not depart om' airspace we will laguh
Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps F: - fighten. Send 'em up, I' ll waita
Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)