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  •  Oh look! Airspace laws! Now we know! (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, 3goldens

    Well, finally, something definitive about airspace/flyover law, from an actual attorney knowledgeable int that area!

    http://www.rawstory.com/...

    International agreements allow civilian airplanes to overfly countries without obtaining permission ahead of every flight. But state aircraft including Air Force One, the plane that carries the U.S. president, must obtain clearance before they cross into foreign territory.

    Government aircraft, whether carrying diplomats or missiles, always require approval before they can enter foreign airspace, legal experts said.

    “Every state on the basis of state sovereignty has the right to deny overflight to state aircraft,” said John Mulligan, a research fellow at the International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University in Chicago.

    Now, at least, we have a fact.

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