Libya, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Yemen Warnings – Sources
FSB Risk Level: One – Do Not Fly
There are four countries that are categorized by Flight Service Bureau as Level 1 for Airspace risk, marked in red on the SafeAirspace map.
- North Korea
These four countries, three of which can subjectively be described as Failed States, form a large part of the Conflict Zone warnings in effect. All present moderate levels of risk to civil aviation.
We strongly recommend avoiding this airspace entirely. All countries have multiple warnings, and your country of registry is likely to have issued specific instructions not to penetrate these airspaces.
Each of the main information providers for Conflict Zone information – the US, UK, Germany, and France – has strong wording recommending avoiding landing or overflight.
With the exception of DPRK we do not list specific NOTAM, AIC, AIP or Notice references for these countries, because the guidance is very clear and the only updates are refreshing existing warnings.