IVAO IVAO Saudi Arabia Division


Divisional Special Operations Department is not established


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 27 February, 2017


This LOA is outdated and may contain incorrect information. It is displayed for reference only. Updated LOA will be published on this page once divisional SOD is established again and LOA is reviewed. If needed, please contact Saudi Arabia Division (SA) HQ and HQ–SOD for enquiries. Contact details are on the right.

The SO Regulations applies to SO flights in this country.



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.

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The LOA text presented above is the responsibility of IVAO Saudi Arabia 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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