FAA Bans All US Flights Over "Potentially Hazardous" Iraq Airpsace

Tyler Durden's picture

The Federal Aviation Administration just issued a notice-to-airmen (NOTAM) restricting all US operators from flying in the airspace above Iraq due to the hazardous situation created by the armed conflict.

 

 

FAA NOTAM reads:

!FDC 4/1621 ZZZ SECURITY …IRAQ … POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION—IRAQ AIRSPACE

DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION CREATED BY THE ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN MILITANTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND THE LEVANT AND IRAQI SECURITY FORCES AND THEIR ALLIES, ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE BAGHDAD FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (ORBB)  BY THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED. 

A. APPLICABILITY. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO:  ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS; ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA, EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER; AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER.

B. PERMITTED OPERATIONS. THIS NOTAM DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE BAGHDAD FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (ORBB) WHEN SUCH OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE FAA OR BY A DEVIATION, EXEMPTION, OR OTHER AUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.  OPERATORS SHOULD CALL THE FAA WASHINGTON OPERATIONS CENTER AT 202-267-3333 FOR FAA AUTHORIZATION OF OPERATIONS.

C. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT IN COMMAND OF AN AIRCRAFT MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS NOTAM TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY.

THE PROHIBITION ON OPERATIONS IN THE AIRSPACE SPECIFIED IN THIS NOTAM AND THE ASSOCIATED JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS SPECIAL NOTICE WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 31 DEC 2014.

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Dubaibanker's picture

Here comes the next Malaysian Airlines shoot down...Epic!

Wonder what did the Malaysians do to piss the Americans so much...that two of their planes were brought down?

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

Because Obummer is a monkey with a hand grenade!!

MalteseFalcon's picture

Oh look, the FAA banned flights over Iraq.  I guess airline profits don't matter here unlike Ebolasville.  Also note that it is the FAA's call, not Margret Chan.

Whocouldanode?

crazzziecanuck's picture

So, wait a minute...

This basically says airlines were flying over the Iraqi warzone in the first place.  Talk about irresponsible on their part.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Yup.  And the White House will tweet out the blame on Putin within minutes.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

ZH    11:06 report on this event

CNBS 11:10 MCC and her big tits gives us the news

 

Once again, proof that these hacks rely heavily on ZH for their news.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Are you trying to say Tyler doesn't have big tits?

Seriously ... fuck ZH if Tyler does not have fucking big tits, man.  No fucking way ...

Uncle Remus's picture

Speaking of tits - where's Marla?

kowalli's picture

Malaysia's government said that 9.11 was false flag by US and Bush must went to jail for this

knukles's picture

Now that portends some serious shit.  Usually they don't issue these things.  Hell, all during the Iraqi conflict commercial airliners had a flight corridor over conflict airspace.

 

Citxmech's picture

I think this means that we are going to start seriously bombing the shit out of somebody any minute now. . . 

knukles's picture

"Fly the Unfriendly Crowded Skys"

ZH Snob's picture

it's good to know our govt is looking out for us.

I don't want to be cynical and insinuate that this is their lame attempt to distance themselves from MH17.

MsCreant's picture

Fly the clusterfucky skies!

Dr. Engali's picture

Great! There goes our desert war zone vacation.

Ignatius's picture

Bring some bombs to drop with ya and I think your desert vacation dream is secure.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

By December half the world'ss airspace will be closed. Wish I was kidding.

MsCreant's picture

Between shooting wars, trade wars, and ebola, you may be right.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Just hope my rroute to Southern Chile is still open in a few months (one way ticket).

JustObserving's picture

That's what happens when you arm ISIS with antiaircraft weapons to fight Assad in Syria.  Karma is a bitch.  As is blowback.

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

And what about that dam nmewn?

Are you swooning to the predictive programming of all the 'flood' metaphors in the movies, news, traditional and new age (aquarius) religions these days?

Didn't 'Noah' float about in these neck of the woods? Looks like Noah is the past, present and the future. The pendejo has a time machine! </sarc>

Multiple suggestions; actual floods, the flood of 'mon'ey (moon flood goddess diana, etc), 'currency' (current), finance (finance) for the 'wedding' (wetting). And no, I didn't invent this nonsense!

The Christians are being baptized in their own blood by ISIS (IRIS=EYE, ISIS=ISIS HORUS SET, I=9 S=19 =919919 suggesting 911), while the rest of the crowd is soon to meet John the Baptist. Yeah, I know, roll your eyes. I do. The mass subjective mind doesn't reason, it only absorbs, and finds a way to manifest.

The script is truly kabuki theatre on a raft.

Hook Line and Floating Airstreams

nmewn's picture

What about the dam?

ISIS is in control of it and the Christians, Yazidi (and who knows who else) have been run out of Mosul by ISIS fanatics and are in the mountains. There is no "Great Flood" that is going to reach them unless its of, shall we say, biblical proportions.

You sayin you don't trust the new "emir of the caliphate" to not kill thousands of Sunnis by punching a hole in it?

Oh ye of so little faith ;-)

General Decline's picture

But ban flights from Western Africa? Na... Just keep bussing them in... The Cloward-Piven immigration plan at work.

oklaboy's picture

well now, they are up on current events.

nmewn's picture

Hillary & Obozo (and certainly not their "good friend Chris") could not be reached for further comment.

Old Man River's picture

OK. Well Old Man River hereby bans all govern-mental false flag operations, dadgummit!

moonstears's picture

This means...

Military AC only...

"America, Fuck Yeah! Here to save, the mutherfuckin' day, yeah...Freedom is the only way"

meanwhile; Back in Ebolaville...As schools in Gaza burn...Markets stumble off their highs...GM recalls all vehicles...Kardashian "accidentally" shows titties...

jubber's picture

WTI Gold Silver and unbelievably Brent all negative Dow just up 180 points from the overnight lows on this great news

MsCreant's picture

I'm telling you Obama's poll numbers are down and he is talking to Bush about how to get them up. Even gay guys don't want to be seen as wimps. He desperately needs to pick a project and get it done correctly. His advisors think this one is doable. He's rolling his dice and gong for it.

Dr. Engali's picture

"Even gay guys don't want to be seen as wimps"

 

Too late. His wife is more manly than he is..... hey wait.... I don't think wife is the word I'm looking for.

smacker's picture

"He desperately needs to pick a project and get it done correctly"

How about a nice easy project using a nail gun??

Frank N. Beans's picture

not a surprising announcement, but who would want to fly over Iraq airspace on a good day?

 

moonstears's picture

Who would want to stop by? I'd keep fuckin' flying, too!

besnook's picture

has anyone checked to see if israel still had that malaysian air plane in the hangar at ben gurion?

directaction's picture

It's getting dangerous to fly over Asia, South China Sea, Europe and now Iraq. Wouldn't it be simpler to just list the places planes are now allowed to fly over? Calm, peaceful oceans, maybe? Like the Indian Ocean? Oh, wait a minute ...  

Cannon Fodder's picture

It will be interesting to see what other nationalities do in regards to this.

Either everyone will follow suit and it will be a problem for al the Kuwait/Dubai flights to Turkey and Europe

Or other nationality airlines will take advantage of it and make more profits at the expense of US airlines.

I know when I've flown into Kuwait, watching on the on screen map, we skirted the border of Iran/Iraq.

Lostinfortwalton's picture

Would it be impolite to point out that Iraq was much better off under Saddam Hussein? So three trillion dollars, never mind the human carnage, for what, exactly?

Itchy and Scratchy's picture

Does that apply to my Super-Lyte Glider too?

Jorgen's picture

And in somewhat related news:

West blocks Moscow’s UN plea to reinstate ceasefire at MH17 crash site

I think it makes it quite clear who really shot the MH17 down...

alexcojones's picture

When will City of London release the MH17 Black Box recordings?

Takes less time to release a new Rolling Stones album

Canoe in the Desert's picture

Bummer. Chauncy & I were going to hop in the 'ol G5 and drop water balloons on Kabul just for s**ts and giggles.