Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3318 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
Tunis ATC cooperates greately with Tripoli,Lybia.The Lybian air space is not yet RVSM,and compared to our control,they remain tough on their procedures.
I remember the first days LAA returned into operation,pilots seem "astonished"when a controller gives"em a short cut !!!
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 951 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
Cuba is very friendly and efficient. You do have to pay o cross their airspace, every US carrier does it that serves down south. They really have no special requirements and as long asyou treat them friendly and with respect they'll more then return the favor.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Afghanistan (pre 911): Nice chaps, very polite (G'day to Qantas, Sawasdee Krabp to Thai etc etc), good long range VHF installed just prior to 911 made communications excellent.
Iran: Not to bad at all, good VHF communications all the way through.
Iraq: Still has enforced no-fly zones so we don't go near there!
Hawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
US carriers that overfly Cuba (eg, any Miami-South America route) are restricted to specific airways over Cuba and a bit of trivia: due to the commercial embargo, airlines can't pay Cuba directly,but they have to "pay" a third party in Canada, I think, which is a front for Cuba's ATC.
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
There is no such thing as an "unfriendly" country when it comes to ATC... But procedures or requirements may be different at times. If you fly a non-scheduled flight over certain areas, be sure to read their AIP and comply with some restrictions... I was required to land in Karachi, Pakistan once, on a delivery flight of an aircraft proceeding nonstop from Larnaka, Cyprus to Dacca, Brangladesh, apparently, the flight planning company had not seen that the AIP Pakistan required non-scheduled flights to land in Karachi or Islamabad. Many countries issue non-scheduled flights an "overflight permit" which is a code (letters/numbers) for such flights, be sure to have it ready when you enter their FIR and they request it... When some countries ask you for your "type and registration letters" it is not to shoot you down but merely to bill your operator accordingly for airway fees...
Bsergonomics From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Remember that, each time an aircraft flies through your airspace, you get money for it - even if they don't land there. Therefore, it's in their interests to make thier airspace 'friendly'. For example, the NERC (initially supposed to be for only southern UK) - that's New En-Route Centre at Swanwick, the one that 'crashed' last moth - was paid for only by aircraft flying OVER the UK... if you believe the figures... overflights can be a very useful source of income.
The definition of a 'Pessimist': an Optimist with experience...