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Old 15th Jun 2020, 13:02
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Flying into Teheran

Hi,


Has anyone been to THR in Iran? Any advice, things to do or not to do?

How safe is flying over Iran territory?

thanks!
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 13:16
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Do not take a camera with you.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 13:18
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A camera? I was expecting booze, porn, but camera..I'm speechless :-)


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Old 15th Jun 2020, 13:20
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leave your MAGA hat in your flight case if you have to land
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 13:22
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I'm Canadian, not American. Big, big difference!
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 14:05
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Experience from a couple of years ago ( a few times, for work, also in Shiraz. ) . no problem at all. Extremely friendly population. very safe, no crime . drawback : As a woman you have to wear a head scarf to cover at least half your hair. all the time . but not in private homes.
Not to do : try to shake hands with women , talk about religion , getting involved in political discussions in public.
Nuisance , you will be constantly reminded that the US are causing the hardship they endure because of the sanctions .
The vast majority of the educated people are against the regime. unfortunately for them they are the minority in numbers in the country .
Booze if you must : avail in Christians outlets and in private homes, no need to bring some with you.

How safe is flying over Iran territory?
In my time , it was very safe , ATC there is quite efficient and working well. Now , after the recent shot down , I do not know...The revolutionary guards are unpredictable , and they are a real problem in the country.



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Old 15th Jun 2020, 14:08
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Generally speaking, yes!

Make sure you contact (or attempt to contact) “Air Defence” 10 minutes prior to entering Iranian airspace. Obviously make sure you have all the necessary permits. Facilities and pavement surfaces can be unreliable or poor.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 21:49
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Not been there since 2012 so old info.
omly flew into IKA
Atc very professional and their English was excellent.
DO speak to Air Defence to ensure you are identified prior to entering their airspace.
Respect local culture as and when you encounter it.
I loved the place and people.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 15:27
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Originally Posted by Bealzebub View Post
Generally speaking, yes!

Make sure you contact (or attempt to contact) “Air Defence” 10 minutes prior to entering Iranian airspace. Obviously make sure you have all the necessary permits. Facilities and pavement surfaces can be unreliable or poor.
In my (not particularly recent) experience of flying from Turkish into Iranian airspace it can sometimes be difficult to raise Air Defence 10 minutes before the FIR boundary. However I was always able to raise the Tehran Radar airway controller who was always happy to relay to air defence. Just don’t arrive unannounced unless you want a welcome committee to intercept.
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I need to update my glasses, I thought it said "Flying into terrain"!
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