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Ukraine and associated airspace

Old 24th Feb 2022, 03:22
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Ukraine and associated airspace

Was 44m from landing when the cruise and ballistic missiles started to strike. Understandable has diverted. Hope all onboard safe, we live in crazy times!

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Old 24th Feb 2022, 03:48
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Ukraine is under attack

It seems that Ukraine is under military attack in several parts of the country. For example: Explosions can be heard in Kiev.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 04:36
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MARS Attacks Oops. Correction, Russia Atatcks

Putin's forces just attacked Ukraine in a borad offensive.

My company just announced the following company actions
  1. No operation is permitted in or over Russian territory until no earlier than 24 FEB 2032.
  2. No Russian person, or passport holder shall be carried on a company aircraft until 24 FEB 2032.
  3. No Russian official or diplomat may be carried on a MEDEVAC anywhere in the world until 24 FEB 2052.
Suffice it to say, this may not be an earthquake to the Kremlin, or Putin or his lapdog Trump and Pompeo, but the next item is of interest

The company shall not assist or accept any operation or tasking or any commercial contact with any country that does not cease commercial activities with Russian due to their naked and illegal aggression of a neighboring country. Such ban on 3rd party countries shall remain in force until 24 FEB 2052.

I think my boss is a bit miffed with the evil empire.

Also, the ban includes BELARUS, BELARUS passport holders, and any country dealing with BELARUS.


It may be an army of 1, but there are a lot of 1's out there.
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According to US Senator Marco Rubio Russian Airborne troops are in control of Kiev Airport.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 06:37
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But this shows that people will do more that our governments will do.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 06:38
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Well, I would expect a total ban on any Russian aircraft to enter any Western airspace. In my opinion, it would be also wise to revoke any visas for Russian citizens to enter Western countries. Undoubtedly this is a war against all Western values.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 07:05
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Completely agree with you guys.
Dont know why the EU didnt come up with this yet. Cancellation of all issued Schengen Visa to Russians, Cancellation of all bought EU Passports and give the ****ers 3-4 days to leave the EU to go home to their so beloved country.
I just remaind myself how badly they laughed at us during the annection of Crinmea. I had a flight to Strassbourg with 3 guys from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the way to Strassbourg they where silent and stressed and on the way back they had tons of Vodga and kind of peed and shit on our European Management.
As long as we have anatomic wonders (they can stand upright without having a spine) as politicians this will continue to go on.
Unfortunately none of us can really do anything. Therefore we will be entiteld to watch and listen.
UKRAINE KEEP YOUR HEAD UP
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Originally Posted by fdr View Post
Putin's forces just attacked Ukraine in a borad offensive.

My company just announced the following company actions
  1. No operation is permitted in or over Russian territory until no earlier than 24 FEB 2032.
  2. No Russian person, or passport holder shall be carried on a company aircraft until 24 FEB 2032.
  3. No Russian official or diplomat may be carried on a MEDEVAC anywhere in the world until 24 FEB 2052.
Suffice it to say, this may not be an earthquake to the Kremlin, or Putin or his lapdog Trump and Pompeo, but the next item is of interest

The company shall not assist or accept any operation or tasking or any commercial contact with any country that does not cease commercial activities with Russian due to their naked and illegal aggression of a neighboring country. Such ban on 3rd party countries shall remain in force until 24 FEB 2052.

I think my boss is a bit miffed with the evil empire.

Also, the ban includes BELARUS, BELARUS passport holders, and any country dealing with BELARUS.


It may be an army of 1, but there are a lot of 1's out there.
fdr Which company? I think I like to apply for a job. Great decision if this is true. Best would be if Vista Jet would announce something like this.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 08:27
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Flight Radar appears to have been switched off.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 08:34
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Time to ban any and all RA/ RF owned or registered aircraft flights and over flights. Time to pull the insurance of all the flag of convenience leased fleet aircraft used by Russian carriers.
IMHO
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 08:36
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Originally Posted by avlerx View Post
Flight Radar appears to have been switched off.
They inform: "We are still working hard on increasing the capacity, but the very big international interest generate 10-20 times higher traffic than normally, which is hard to handle." The last screen I saw: Ukrainian airspace totally empty. I would be happy to see no Russian aircraft over Europe, but that's not the case. Swift decisions, please!
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 09:24
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Flight Radar was working up till 30 minutes ago - aseu01 says , likely they are having trouble with interest levels.

Ukraine airspace was empty, as eu01 said, with Global Hawks running observation lines from various places nearby, also Rivet Joint a/c over friendly territory presumably observing and analysing. I hope they stay safe.

It is as others have said, clearly time to restrict all 'previously normal' Russian international activities to make the strongest possible point, No time to dither, take action. Sadly, the UK will almost certainly dither. bluster and delay. 'Action this day' - in the words of a previous, real, leader is what is needed .
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 09:38
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Originally Posted by fdr View Post
No operation is permitted in or over Russian territory until no earlier than 24 FEB 2032.
Ten years?
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 09:44
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The App seems to be working (albeit slowly), I do wonder if there is a blackout/disruption to coverage over B & U due to land based transceivers not working.

Plenty of expensive military stuff from NATO up at the moment: I'm seeing: RQ-4D, E-8C, F-16CM amongst others

Keep safe everyone
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 16:20
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Safety Bulletin, IFALPA

IFALPA Safety Bulletin - with attachment from ICAO European and North Atlantic Regional Office. Links also to EASA bulletin and (earlier) press release from IFALPA.

22sab05-closure-of-airspace-in-moldova-ukraine-and-part-of-rostov-fir-of-the-russian-federation.pdf (ifalpa.org)


Operations in Flight Information Regions: FIR LVIV (UKLV), FIR KYIV (UKBV), UIR KYIV (UKBU), FIR DNIPROPETROVSK (UKDV), FIR SIMFEROPOL (UKFV), FIR ODESA (UKOV), FIR CHISINAU (LUUU), FIR MOSCOW (UUWW), ROSTOV-NA-DONU (URRV) and FIR MINSK (UMMV) | EASA (europa.eu)


22prl01-int-pilot-orgs-on-tensions-in-eastern-europe.pdf (ifalpa.org)
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 17:07
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I see BAW9 is over Russia,south of Moscow...why...?
UK Govmnt should ask Bermuda to withdraw all Russian operated aircraft on VP/VQ- registrations immediately..
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 18:19
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Originally Posted by Noxegon View Post
Ten years?
I think that's the point; some might think it a little conciliatory.

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Old 24th Feb 2022, 20:35
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I see BAW9 is over Russia,south of Moscow...why...?
UK Govmnt should ask Bermuda to withdraw all Russian operated aircraft on VP/VQ- registrations immediately..
Be careful what you wish for, in today's global economy sanctions are double edge swords, Lot of businesses in the West are going to go broke as a result . Russia is not North Korea.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 21:01
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Be careful what you wish for, in today's global economy sanctions are double edge swords, Lot of businesses in the West are going to go broke as a result . Russia is not North Korea.
Probably true, but then again, what is the price of defending freedom?
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 05:19
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All Aeroflot flights to the United Kingdom have been canceled for now. I'm not a fan of Boris Johnson, but his decision was right and well timed, the Russian carrier is banned there. Now... what about the rest of the world? Nobody wants to take any decisive steps in this regard?
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