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10.3.3: Restrictions in the airspace

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    The use of the airspace by ATS routes is limited to some areas of special use due to military operations, environmental policies, or simply security reasons. Therefore, different special use airspaces are defined and designated as:

    • Prohibited (P).
    • Restricted (R).
    • Dangerous (D).

    The prohibited zones contain a defined volume of airspace over a sovereign state in which the flight of any aircraft in prohibited, with the exception of those aircraft that are authorized by the ministry of defense. These areas are established due to national security reasons and are published in the navigation charts. The restricted zones contain a defined volume of airspace over a sovereign state in which the flight of any aircraft in restricted. In order to enter such zones, the aircraft must be authorized by ATC. The dangerous zones contain a define volume of airspace over a sovereign state in which there might be operations or activities considered of risk to other aircraft.


    10.3.3: Restrictions in the airspace is shared under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Manuel Soler Arnedo via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.