Iranian airspace vs Marine Corps Fa 18
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)