Special Operations? What is it?
Special Operations are defined as all aviation flights and operations that do not fall under the definition of General Air Traffic (GAT) and are thus qualified as Operational Air Traffic (OAT). Special Operations include, but are not limited to: Coast Guard operations, firefighting, search and rescue operations, lifeliners, police operations, all military flights not flying according to GAT procedures, paramilitary activities etc.
In layman terms, Special Operation flights are defined as all activities that do not include flying from one destination to another and which are not being performed in accordance with official aviation procedures and rules as defined by ICAO. All traffic which does not comply with ICAO rules and procedures is termed Operational Air Traffic and thus falls under the responsibility of IVAO’s Special Operations Department. You can find all the info on the Special Operations Directive.
Normally, this type of activity is done by trained military professionals that give their best to protect and support their country and alliance. But as everything on our fantastic virtual world, we can be a bit more relaxed, trouble free and simply enjoy a good time.
In that sense, all extreme activity, such as Hijacking Simulation, political or religious motivated war flights and others of the kind are PROHIBITED and will lead to a suspension of your account.