U.S. issues warning advisory to airlines operating over Persian Gulf

U.S. issues warning advisory to airlines operating over Persian Gulf
USS John C Stennis (CVN-74) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and their escorts make the best of inauspicious visibility conditions for a rare joint steaming photo op in the Med, end of April 2019. USN video

[Ed. – BOLO for potential hazardous conditions. This is probably at least as much for Iran’s benefit as for the airlines’.]

The Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines flying over the Gulf to exercise caution “due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region.”

The advisory, which also covers airspace over the Gulf of Oman, comes amid rising tensions between the US and Iran.

Increased tensions in the region “present an increasing inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or mis-identification, said the FAA advisory released late Thursday.

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The regulator also warned that aircraft flying in the area could encounter “inadvertent GPS interference and communications jamming, which could occur with little to no warning.”

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