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Letter of Agreement of the Saudi Arabia Division

Special Operations Callsigns:

We suggest all pilots to fly using the Royal Saudi Air Force callsign.i.e. RSFnnn (nnn stands for fligh number). However, If you are flying a plane from a foreigner country you may use the callsigns found here https://ivao.aero/specops/Callsigns.asp

Traffic separation:

• Both military and civil operating aircrafts must be separated 2000ft or more on a vertical way, from each one.
• Both military and civil operating aircrafts must be separated 5 or more nautical miles from each.
• The separation to be applied between two military operating aircrafts not flying within a formation must be equal or greater than the one applied to two civil aircrafts, following ICAO or local standards.
• Aircrafts being part of a formation assume their own separation between them inside the formation.

Speed restrictions:

All aircrafts flying inside the Saudi Arabian airspace should comply with ICAO regulations and/or local regulations, which are the following:

• Speed 250 knots or less from FL100 to the ground level.
• Subsonic speed when flying above FL100, being always below mach 0.95.
• Supersonic speed only above FL400 except when advised by ATC.
In any circumstance the ATC may modify this restrictions for traffic management, separation or adjustment.
 

Special operations training areas:


Following military airbases are available in Saudi Arabia airspace and can be used for special operations training subject to adherence with special operation's directives.

• OEDR   AL DHAHRAN AIRBASE
• OEJF   JEDDAH KING FAISAL NAVAL AIRBASE
• OEJL   JUBAIL KING ABDULAZIZ AIRBASE
• OEKK   HAFAR ALBATIN KING KHALED MILITARY AIRBASE
• OEKM   KHAMIS MUSHAIT AIRBASE
• OEPS   AL KHARJ PRINCE SULTAN AIRBASE
• OERY   RIYADH AIRBASE

Charts of all above military as well civil airports are available at Saudi Arabia Website http://sa-ivao.net/?page=charts.

Military ATC positions:

All military positions can be opened by controllers as per FRA mentioned at FRA List https://www.ivao.aero/fras/list.asp?id=SA. Please also note that Saudi Division requires IVAO members who are not registered as a member of the SA-Division to apply for the Guest Controller Approval (GCA) prior controlling within the OEJD-FIR. Further information can be obtained at Saudi Arabia Division website
http://sa-ivao.net/?page=gca.

Military AirBase

Following military airbases are available inside Saudi Arabian airspace

• OEDR   AL DHAHRAN AIRBASE
• OEJF   JEDDAH KING FAISAL NAVAL AIRBASE
• OEJL   JUBAIL KING ABDULAZIZ AIRBASE
• OEKK   HAFAR ALBATIN KING KHALED MILITARY AIRBASE
• OEKM   KHAMIS MUSHAIT AIRBASE
• OEPS   AL KHARJ PRINCE SULTAN AIRBASE
• OERY   RIYADH AIRBASE

Charts of all above military as well civil airports are available at Saudi Arabia Website http://sa-ivao.net/?page=charts.

Communication

Complete guidelines on phraseology as well as procedures being used in special operations are available at IVAO Website :  https://www.ivao.aero/ViewDocument.aspx?Path=specops:procedures:guides

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