thepinkmachine wrote:I would say normal Rules of the Air still apply, it’s just that no one is providing Flight Information Service (let alone ATC) in this region.
Woodreau wrote:The rules of the air that applies are the rules of the country where the aircraft is registered, I.e. US registered aircraft follow FAA rules. In practice they follow the rules of whatever rules are more restrictive, FAA rules or the rules of the country they are operating in as found in that countries AIP. But most countries comply with ICAO Annex 2.
https://www.icao.int/Meetings/anconf12/ ... 5B1%5D.pdf
The Standards in this document, together with the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 11, govern the application of the Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM, Doc 4444) and the Regional Supplementary Procedures — Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services, contained in Doc 7030, in which latter document will be found subsidiary procedures of regional application.
Flight over the high seas. It should be noted that the Council resolved, in adopting Annex 2 in April 1948 and Amendment 1 to the said Annex in November 1951, that the Annex constitutes Rules relating to the flight and manoeuvre of aircraft within the meaning of Article 12 of the Convention. Over the high seas, therefore, these rules apply without exception.
On 15 November 1972, when adopting Amendment 14 to Annex 2 relating to authority over aircraft operating over the high seas, the Council emphasized that the Amendment was intended solely to improve safety of flight and to ensure adequate provision of air traffic services over the high seas. The Amendment in no way affects the legal jurisdiction of States of Registry over their aircraft or the responsibility of Contracting States under Article 12 of the Convention for enforcing the Rules of the Air.
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