UK Airspace Advisories

Wanted to clarify this a bit, with the discussion on the DPRK no fly zone topic. These are the UK warnings, and different countries will likely have different advice.

In [ENR 1.1] (http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php%3Foption=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=4&Itemid=11.html) (See Pages 3-4) of the UK AIP, a set of warnings are given about routing over certain areas in the world:

###No Flying Permitted:
Libya: UK Operators may not enter the territory/airspace of Libya, due to dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Syria: UK Operators may not enter the territory/airspace of Syria, due to dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
###Advised not to enter territory (not an outright ban)
Egypt (Sinai): UK Operators are advised not to fly below FL250 over the Sinai peninsula (Cairo FIR), due to risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Eastern Ukraine: UK Operators are advised not to enter the Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) and Simferopol (UKFV) FIRs, due to risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Iraq: UK Operators are advised not to enter the territory of Iraq, due to risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Yemen: UK Operators are advised not to enter the territory of Somalia (Mogadishu FIR) below FL250, due to risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Somalia: UK Operators are advised not to enter the territory of Yemen (Sana’a FIR), due to risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry, with the exception of aircraft using airways N315, UL425 and R401.
###Advised to take risks into account when routing aircraft:

South Sudan: UK Operators are advised take into account the potential risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry below FL250, in the territory of South Sudan.
Afghanistan: UK Operators are advised take into account the potential risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry below FL250, in the territory of Afghanistan (Kabul FIR).
Pakistan: UK Operators are advised take into account the potential risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry below FL250, in the territory of Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore FIRs).
Kenya: UK Operators are advised take into account the potential risks of dedicated anti-aviation weaponry below FL250, in the territory of Kenya. Side note- You may not have expected this to be on this list, and much of the country is safe (I will be going in the not so distant future). Only a risk is prevalent in the north of the country, where there is spillover from the conflicts in Somalia and South Sudan.
###Special advisory:

Ukraine: UK Operators should be advised of a possibly of confusion over ATC service in the high seas portion of the Simferopol (UKFV) FIR, due to the ongoing conflict in the area.

So technically, a UK airline can fly anywhere in the world apart from Libya and Syria, why should we limit even those places in a Flight Sim?

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We shouldn’t because other airlines or companies in other countries will be flying in those areas, for example fighter jets and military aircraft. We have these in the Sim so it makes no sense restricting it.

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Hmmm… Interesting. Now I know why most northbound aircraft to Europe and North Africa from Nairobi fly through western Ethiopia instead of the shorter route through S.Sudan

Interesting regarding Ukraine. It seemed to have died down on the news, but look on any flight tracker and planes avoid it like a bad rash…hmmm.image

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Remember to add trump tower to that.

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Trump tower is under a US TFR (or equivalent). These are only issued for the country itself, by their government eg UK has a TFR over where Kate and William live. Pilots must follow all TFRs.

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