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Cablegate: Colombia Grants Clearance for Tropical Storm And

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #7387 2261557
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141557Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7894
INFO RUEHBE/AMEMBASSY BELIZE 0528
RUEHWN/AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN 1414
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 8059
RUEHGE/AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN 0698
RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA 1992
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1382
RUEHMU/AMEMBASSY MANAGUA 1786
RUEHZP/AMEMBASSY PANAMA 9421
RUEHPO/AMEMBASSY PARAMARIBO 0100
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0908
RUEHSP/AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN 0128
RUEHSJ/AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE 4070
RUEHSN/AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR 1579
RUEHDG/AMEMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO 1725
RUEAHQA/HQ USAF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/403WG KEESLER AFB MS

UNCLAS BOGOTA 007387

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PM FOR ISO
HQ USAF FOR A3SPI
KEESLER AFB FOR 53WRS DO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MOPS EAIR SENV CO
SUBJECT: COLOMBIA GRANTS CLEARANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM AND
HURRICANE RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS THROUGH END OF YEAR

REF: STATE 86695

(SBU) Per reftel, post requested "blanket" approval from the
GOC for short and no-notice weather observation flights over
Colombian territory, including the Department of San Andres
and Providencia. Civil aviation authorities and the
Colombian Air Force have granted blanket approval for weather
observation flights through December 31, 2006. Permission
can be extended by request. In granting permission for such
flights, civil aviation authorities noted that the air space
over San Andres and Providencia is controlled by the GOC
under 20,000 feet; over 20,000 feet, the air space is
controlled by Panama. Weather observation and reconnaissance
authorization is limited to those aircraft with the tail
numbers provided in reftel.
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