Welcome to the Special Operations of the Oceanic Region.

Special Operations is a special and demanding part of the flight operations on IVAO.
It combines the difficulties and demands of the normal flight with that of aerial firefighting, search and rescue, interception, aerial refueling and others, thus creating a thrilling and interesting environment!

Through these pages you will find all the necessary information for Special Operations flights within the Oceanic Region.


Rules and Regulations

The Special Operations department has been established to regulate the use of the IVAO network for non civil aviation including, but not limited to, police, search and rescue, military and paramilitary activities..

In order to keep the “spirit of IVAO”, all attacks or any kind of aggression are prohibited on the IVAO network. Any simulated combat exercises shall only be permitted through the procedures established as SOD directive.

The Speical Operations Department Directive can be found HERE


Divisional SO Order

We encourage you to study the following Procedures established by our Division's SO and HQ Special Operations Departments


Valid Equipment


Squawk Codes


Who to contact

If you have any questions, please contact our Special Operations Cordinator at xo-soc [at] ivao.aero