The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency has published an important warning. Unplanned military operations may occur in Poland.
NOTAM message is a message disseminated by telecommunications means, containing information (on the establishment, status or changes of aviation facilities, services, procedures, as well as on hazards) the timely knowledge of which is important for personnel involved in aviation operations. This time the telegram contains very disturbing information.
“Unplanned military actions may occur”
NOTAM messages in recent months may be a cause for concern. In December, we wrote that the GNSS signal was being disrupted over a large part of Poland and the Baltic Sea. Then appropriate NOTAM messages appeared to warn pilots and airlines.
This time Polish Air Navigation Agency shared the message at the request of the military side. This refers to message N0608/2024, which introduces a navigation warning for airspace users and valid from February 5 (06.00 UTC) to May 5, 2024 (06.00 UTC). Below we present its entire content:
# N0608 /2024 N
Q EPWW/QRMXX/IV/BO /W /000/095/5220N02216E210
B 2024-02-05 06:00
C 2024-05-05 06:00
E NAVIGATION ALERT FOR SPACE REGION:
HORIZONTAL LIMITS (WGS-84):
FURTHER ALONG THE COUNTRY BORDER TO THE POINT:
VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-FL95
UNPLANNED MILITARY ACTIONS MAY OCCUR RELATED TO
ENSURING THE SECURITY OF THE STATE. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BE IN SPACE
UNCONTROLLED GW CLASS PUBLISHED IN AIP POLSKA
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY OF FIS AUTHORITIES, AIRCRAFT
THEY MAINTAINED LISTENING TO AIR-GROUND AUDIO COMMUNICATIONS ON
THE APPROPRIATE CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE FISCAL SERVICE AUTHORITIES.
ADDITIONALLY, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TURN ON THE SSR TRANSPONDER OPERATING IN
FASHION A, C OR S.
It commented on the situation Operational Command of the Branches of the Armed Forces on Twitter. They informed that the announcement of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency was developed in consultation with the Operational Command of the Polish Air Navigation Command. Its purpose is to warn civilian users of airspace on the possible activities of military aircraft in the eastern part of the country. The navigation warning is intended to be a response to the threat situation on the eastern border.