I always thought that when you are flying over Thailand, you are in Thai airspace and not in international airspace. When you are flying over Germany, you are in German airspace and not in international airspace, etc.
I think you are in international airspace when you are flying over an ocean where no land is, or maybe over Antarctica. Is this correct or can you also be in international airspace when you are flying over a country?
Rushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3451 times:
does a reef count as the starting point for the 12miles thingy.
Ie the great barrier reef along the northern coast of qld?
on a side note australia now requires all ships entering within a 2000km radius of australia to report to australia as part of scheme to protect australia.. LOL... ironically indonesia papa new gunea and new zealand all fall within this 2000m radius.. Does that mean that if you go fishing in new zealand you have to call australia and report..
MD11Engineer From Philippines, joined Oct 2003, 14445 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
When the laws about territorial waters turned up first during the 19th century, the idea was that, if you claim some stretch of sea, you should be able to defend it. Back then coastal artillery had a range of about 3 nautical miles, so this was the territorial waters. Later the range increased to about 12 miles, as it still is today.
Iluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3168 times:
The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of State placed the limits of a country's territorial sea at 12nm. An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) extends another 188nm (200nm from the coast) over which the country exclusive rights to all living and non-living resources. A country's sovereign airspace is all that is above the sovereign land, internal waters, and territorial sea of that country. Canada, for example, claims Hudson Bay to be internal waters and thus there is no international airspace there. International airspace is everything beyond 12nm from the coast of a country and includes the airspace over Antarctica (though watch out, Argentina definitely has an air force base down there).
Lono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1343 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
International Airspace is best described as the space between the ears of many of the F/A's that have been posting here lately stating their weak case of how they are essential for the industry to function...