About Iran

Some Facts

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, also known as Persia, is a country in Western Asia. The name “Iran”, which in Persian means “Land of the Aryans”, has been in native use since the Sassanian era. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq.
Capital: Tehran
Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
Area: 1,648,195 km2
Population: 77,176,930 (2013 estimate) (Density: 48/km2)
GDP: $402.700 billion (2014 estimate)
Time Zone: IRST (UTC+3:30) (Summer: IRDT=UTC+4:30)
Official Language: Persian
Other Spoken Languages: Azeri, Kurdish, Lurish, Gilaki, Mazandarani, Turkmen, Arabic, Baloch, Georgian, Armenian, Neo-Aramaic
ISO 3166 Code: IR
Source: Wikipedia

General guidelines

When operating in Iran, please observe the following general IVAO Iran rules:

Whenever practicable, 122.800 and 121.500 should be continuously monitored unless another frequency (ATC station for example) is more appropriate.

All altitudes are above mean sea level (AMSL) in feet.

  • Transition level: Dependant on the Transition Altitude and the local pressure setting at the time.

Squawk codes
The following codes are allocated for use by pilots, without direction from ATC for the purposes specified. Use these codes unless ATC instruct otherwise:

  • Code 7700 – Aircraft Emergency
  • Code 7600 – Radio Failure
  • Note, the code 7500 (hi jack) is NOT to be used on the IVAO Network at all
  • Code 2000 – When entering Iranian airspace from an adjacent region when no SSR code has been assigned
  • Code 7000 – When not receiving a service from an ATS unit in class F/G airspace

Speed restrictions
Do not exceed the 250kts IAS below FL100, unless you have permission from ATC, or the classification of airspace you are flying in means you are exempt from the rule. Military aircraft may also exceed the restriction.

Altimeter settings are in millibars and the standard setting is 1013mb.

No available ATC
Intentions must be broadcast on the Unicom frequency of 122.800

Charts for airports in the Iran are available in Download Center. We strongly recommend you use them.