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.

A pilot overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai  Read below….

FA-18.jpg picture by FredWitzell
The conversation..

Iranian Air Defense Radar: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’

U.S. Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’

Iranian Air Defense Radar: ‘You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!’

U.S. Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.   Send ’em up. I’ll wait !’

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response)

SOURCE: Texas Fred

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2 Responses to “OORAH AIRDALES!”

  1. cmblake6 Says:

    Eeeexcellent response! Party on!

  2. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Don’t ya just have to love smart ass Jarheads..?

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