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FAA bans US carriers from flying over Syria
me can't post | 08/18/14 | me

Posted on 08/18/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT by machogirl

FAA says too risky to fly over Syria. Banned US carriers from flying.


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KEYWORDS: aircraft; faa; iran; isis; israel; lebanon; russia; syria
Hmmm
1 posted on 08/18/2014 5:10:26 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

Bloomberg, can’t post the story.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-18/flights-over-war-torn-syria-banned-by-u-s-faa-in-notice.html
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/215453-faa-bans-flights-over-syria


2 posted on 08/18/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

Press Release – FAA Statement–New Notice to Airmen Issued for Syria

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2014
Contact: Laura J. Brown
Phone: (202) 359-3680

The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a new Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. This replaces the current NOTAM in place that strongly advises U.S. operators against flying in that airspace and requires them to contact the FAA before they operate in that airspace. Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing to fly in this airspace, we believe it prudent to prohibit U.S. operators from flying into, out of, and over Syria. The ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation. Armed extremist groups in Syria are known to be equipped with a variety of anti-aircraft weapons which have the capability to threaten civilian aircraft. Opposition groups have successfully shot down Syrian military aircraft using these anti-aircraft weapon systems during the course of the conflict. Opposition elements have previously warned civilian air carriers against providing service to Syria. Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the extremist groups and ongoing fighting in various locations throughout Syria, there is a continuing significant potential threat to civil aviation operating in Syrian airspace.

The new NOTAM supersedes previous FAA guidance for this airspace....
http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16914


3 posted on 08/18/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

But it’s still fine to pick up passengers from West Africa.


4 posted on 08/18/2014 5:14:18 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Yep


5 posted on 08/18/2014 5:14:37 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: bgill

Could this have something to do with Barry’s return? (other than the obvious stoking of the racial fires?)


6 posted on 08/18/2014 5:15:22 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

Who wrote this?
Hate those flying carriers.
Nothing good will come of this./s


7 posted on 08/18/2014 5:17:41 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: machogirl

I saw a carrier fly on The Avengers.


8 posted on 08/18/2014 5:19:15 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: machogirl

This has something to do with those thousands of missing MANPADS from Benghazi.

I ask the FAA: What difference, at this point, does it make?


9 posted on 08/18/2014 5:19:52 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: glyptol

The first part was me. Darn Bloomberg can’t post. Then I searched the FAA and posted their notice.

I still can’t post after 14 years. One of the reasons that I am NOT a member of the Royal Order of the Freeperhood.


10 posted on 08/18/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: DungeonMaster

I have never seen the Avengers. Did I miss anything good?


11 posted on 08/18/2014 5:21:38 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: txhurl

Could be right. Who knows with this Administration?


12 posted on 08/18/2014 5:22:07 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

We have carriers that can fly now? I bet the new Chinese carriers can’t do that. :)


13 posted on 08/18/2014 5:31:41 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: RetSignman
Sure we do!
14 posted on 08/18/2014 5:43:05 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

I liked it. If you like Marvel comic movies it’s one of the best.


15 posted on 08/18/2014 5:52:02 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: DungeonMaster

I haven’t seen that many Marvel character movies. Maybe I’ll check it out. Thanks :)


16 posted on 08/18/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

Aircraft carriers can fly?

I guess I haven’t been paying attention.

Still, 110,000 tons at 37,000 feet must be a spectacle.


17 posted on 08/18/2014 6:31:40 PM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: DungeonMaster

What’s the takeoff speed for a Nimitz class carrier?


18 posted on 08/18/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT by stboz
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To: x1stcav

Indeed. After a diet-Dr.Pepper, it’s quite the sight.


19 posted on 08/18/2014 6:37:32 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

That is because Obastard has armed the rebels and terrorists with surface to air missiles.


20 posted on 08/18/2014 7:34:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

yep, he did.


21 posted on 08/18/2014 7:42:50 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

And they are more than MANPADS which have a maximum range of a couple of miles.


22 posted on 08/18/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I didn’t even know carriers flew, I thought they mostly floated in the oceans.

But seriously — this will make it a little more difficult to hide, uh, foreign air force traffic on its way to, say, Iran.


23 posted on 08/18/2014 8:04:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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