1. Applicability. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No.
61-2 applies to all aircraft operations originating from, landing in, or
overflying the territory of the United States.
2. Special flight restrictions. Except as provided in paragraphs 3 and
4 of this SFAR No. 61-2 --
(a) No person shall operate an aircraft on a flight to any point in
Iraq, or to any intermediate point on a flight where the ultimate
destination is any point in Iraq or that includes a landing at any point
in Iraq in its intended itinerary, from any point in the United States;
(b) No person shall operate an aircraft on a flight to any point in the
United States from any point in Iraq, or from any intermediate point on a
flight where the origin is in Iraq, or from any point on a flight which
includes a departure from any point in Iraq in its intended itinerary; or
(c) No person shall operate an aircraft over the territory of the
United States if that aircraft's flight itinerary includes any landing at
or departure from any point in Iraq.
3. Permitted operations. This SFAR shall not prohibit the flight
operations between the United States and Iraq described in section 2 of
this SFAR by an aircraft authorized to conduct such operations by the
United States Government in consultation with the committee established by
UN Security Council Resolution 661 (1990), and in accordance with UN
Security Council Resolution 666 (1990).
4. Emergency situations. In an emergency that requires immediate
decision and action for the safety of the flight, the pilot in command of
an aircraft may deviate from this SFAR to the extent required by that
emergency. Except for U.S. air carriers and commercial operators that are
subject to the requirements of 14 CFR 121.557, 121.559, or 135.19, each
person who deviates from this rule shall, within ten (10) days of the
deviation, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, submit to
the nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office a complete report of the
operations or the aircraft involved in the deviation, including a
description of the deviation and the reasons therefore.
5. Duration. This SFAR No. 61-2 shall remain in effect until further