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Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

Just wondering if USCG can be able fly over the Cuba airspace for a S&R mission on the other side island in Caribbean sea ???


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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

Not sure about USCG..but we (AA Airlines)flew over Cuba coming back from Cancun last year..
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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

dawg, I believe that would be called an "unauthorized military incursion" aka "an act of war" unless the USCG called ahead and asked permission on humanitarian grounds.

Commercial air traffic flying over at 35,000 feet? Very different from helos within stone-throwing distance.
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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

Yeah, that sucks. Cuba is a big island, flying around takes a long time.

It is about time that U.S. should change its policy towards Cuba. I heard lot of good things from those who have visited there. I want to sail over there. Last year, I was just less than 1.5 nm from Cabo San Antonio, very quiet and desolate.


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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

Commercial flights go over Cuba all the time.
Fly to Grand Cayman from Miami and you go right over the island. Pretty amazing view from up there. The spine of the island is a mountainous jungle.
Not certain about CG helos but I'm sure CG aircraft can transit the airspace. Why would Cuba object to US hurricane hunter aircraft?

As for "unauthorized military incursion" what about Guantanamo Bay???
Our military flies there all the time.

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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_International_Civil_Aviation

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Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

There are Coasties based at Guantanamo, but I doubt they are rescue.


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Yeah, that sucks. Cuba is a big island, flying around takes a long time.

It is about time that U.S. should change its policy towards Cuba. I heard lot of good things from those who have visited there. I want to sail over there. Last year, I was just less than 1.5 nm from Cabo San Antonio, very quiet and desolate.
Yes, Cuba is a marvelous place, well worth seeing... However, while there are numerous compelling reasons why our long-standing policy deserves to be consigned to the trash bin, I'm not sure that better enabling the USCG to rescue yachties to the south of the island deserves to be anywhere near the top of the list... (grin)

Little reason you can't sail to Cuba today, just find yourself some Canadian crew, or anyone holding a non-US passport, to 'host' your trip...

Or, barring that, you could always ask Beyonce & Jay-Z if they'd like to go back... (grin)





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What a beautiful place. Would love to visit the island.

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Beautiful shot Jon!!!

Yes, I am waiting for an opportunity to sail to Cuba. Every time when I am down in Florida or Caribbean, I see more Canadian boats than Americans'. I think my chance is good. It is good thing that Cuba government does not stamp our US passport, so as long as stop by another country before head back to U.S.

Both my grandfather (in the 30's) and Uncle (in the 70's) died in Havana. It would be cool if I can find their tombs.


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