IVAO IVAO Germany Division

Divisional Special Operations Department is active

No SO events are planned. You may check events in other countries.

No SO events have been organised. You may check archive data for SO events organised before 01 December 2018.

Divisional Special Operations Letter of Agreement (LOA)

LOA EFFECTIVE DATE 02 December, 2018

Please be advised that the SO Regulations applies to SO flights conducted in IVAO Germany Division and the LOA presented below serves as a division–specific extension to it.

If you want to fly with a military aircraft and/or military flight plan within German airspace, please observe the following rules. These are rules that have been defined by the competent national authorities:

You intend a flight according to GAT?

You may cross the German Airspace without prior permission. You may even land on a civil airport/airfield or military airbase. All under the premise that as GAT (unarmed and without dangerous goods) you comply with the civil procedures (ICAO and German AIP)

You intend a flight according to OAT?

Please contact de-soc@ivao.aero at least 1 day before your intended flight. If possible a simple mail with relevant information according to European Diplomatic Clearance (DIC) Form (https://www.eda.europa.eu/docs/default-source/documents/dic-ta.pdf). Please also include which military training areas you want to use.


As guest outside sessions or events organized by DE-SOC please do not use tactical callsigns (e.g. TIGER11). Please use a format with a country identifier in the callsign. As participant in sessions or events you may use tactical callsigns. German Pilots may use airbase identifiers.


- NLFS (TFF): 0024

- Military VFR (GND - FL100): 0033

- SAR: 0034

- NLFS (no TFF): 2000


- With jet and transport aircraft: Below 1500 feet AGL

- With helicopter: Below 500 feet AGL_

Low level flights are only allowed in corresponding low level areas or corridors. If you want to perform low level flights, mention that in the OAT request and we'll help you finding the best solution (airspace etc.)


- Supersonic flights over land: between FL360 and FL500 in as level flights or climbs

- Supersonic flights over sea: at and above FL200 or inside the Supersonic Area

- Over land (1500 - FL100): max. Mach 0.9, but not more than 575 KIAS

- Over land (FL100 - FL360): max. Mach 0.95

- Over sea (below FL200): max. Mach 0.98

Within the airspace of the Federal Republic of Germany, an indicated airspeed of 250 KIAS shall not be exceeded below FL 100, unless the mission or training/practice flights require a higher speed. This restriction does not apply to aircraft which must be flown at a higher airspeed due to their flying characteristics. These aircraft shall fly at the lowest possible airspeed for the respective flight configuration under the given flight conditions, unless the mission or training/practice flights require a higher speed.


For general airspace structure check civil AIP

In Germany we have the following military areas:

- Restricted Areas (ED-R)

- Temporary Reserved Airspaces (ED-R TRA)

- Cross Border Area (EUC)

- Military Variable Profile Area (MVPA)

- Low Altitude Night Training Areas (LANTA)

- Night Low Flying System (NLFS)

- MAEWTF Polygone (the German part of it)

Military Control Units:
There are currently two airbases with military positions in the database but both are outdated and under revision. Furthermore there are three military radar positions which offer all-in-one service (GND, TWR, APP, ACC and TACCS) inside their area of responsibility. Three such positions for three FIRs in Germany. However, these three radar positions are currently still not officially introduced and only for test purposes by DE-SOC. When you sent us your OAT request, we try to ensure that you have military positions

The LOA text presented above is the responsibility of IVAO Germany Division Special Operations Coordinator (SOC) and HQ–SOD can not guarantee it's accuracy. HQ–SOD only evaluates LOAs provided by divisional SOCs against some general common standards set by the SO Regulations.

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