Conversation Emergency Channel
In addition to
communicating with the local Air Traffic Control
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
The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard
(emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz.
Iranian Air Defense Radar:
'Unknown aircraft you
are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Air Defense Radar: 'You
are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our
we will launch
is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up,
Air Defense Radar: (total
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