Letter of Agreement: Saudi Arabia

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.

This LOA is current, last check 28FEB17