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The Five Freedoms of Aviation

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Ced 1 (15 hours ago)
Addis Ababa 8:47 not Addis Adaba; you need to make correction.
NYPAY Video (1 day ago)
Forth /= fourth
Ishi 123 (3 days ago)
What the hell, Republic of Angola?
William Budd (4 days ago)
U spelt fourth wrong when discussing the fourth freedom
Arwah Sapi (4 days ago)
Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Chinese occupied part of Ethiopia: Adidas Alibaba
Happygamer 01330 (5 days ago)
what about the 777x or A350-900URL
Nishanth Prashanth (5 days ago)
Singapore to Dubai can't be third freedom as it passes over india
Nicholas Mortell (5 days ago)
Devry university ads are impeccably awful, and I dont know why I only see them on videos from this channel.
MWB Gaming (6 days ago)
I have a feeling that Malaysia airlines didn't pay ukrainian overflight fees, as such, MH17 was shot down, y'know because the Soviets don't fuck around
Cindy D. (6 days ago)
addis what?
toon mostinckx (7 days ago)
Does Russia obligate all those five aviatation rules?
Colesfruitdrink (8 days ago)
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible
Nathan W (9 days ago)
Forth freedom? Seriously? Learn to spell.
Nathan W (9 days ago)
Wait, you think the space shuttle overflew Canada and landed in Florida? Wtf?
dangernoodle148 (11 days ago)
So I can't fly my 747 over Angola... I'll keep that in mind.
Channel 8 (11 days ago)
*Addis Ababa. Come on now, It's not that difficult to get that right🤦🏾‍♂️
Gokhan Yurtsever (14 days ago)
Best YouTube channel ever.
RandomGuineaPig Aviation (16 days ago)
you forgot jetstar does domestic in nz and japan when discussing 9th freedom
Peter Kitching (19 days ago)
11:14 emmmm.... Northern Ireland? Are you ok?
FloridaSpotter (20 days ago)
Another good example of the fifth freedom is Singapore airlines stopping in Frankfurt on their way to NYC with the a380
Isuzu Slider (20 days ago)
You could just fly north or south pass the poles its more direct than going horizontal around the globe...
GHustle4 (24 days ago)
@00:18 I paused left this message of there is not one person of color in that damn picture! when you do history you'll find out the shit was stolen SMFH I can't wait until the world is wiped clean and restarted and the heads would be different sick of this white history bs
remliv (24 days ago)
You are stupid ly smart, gotcha.
Zaide Rihani (26 days ago)
Why is the fourth aviation spelled like 'forth'? Is that how some people in other countries spell it, is that how it used to be spelled in 1944 or whenever the conference was, or was it just a typo?
MGTOW For Life (24 days ago)
Prior to VE day in 1945 the number 4 was spelled "for". After the end of WW2 a lot of dim witted foreigners from nations with inferior intellects started arriving in the USA. Many words were changed to prevent the confusion of the recently arrived morons. This began an erosion of sorts of the English language. One can still hear the dumbed down language devolve in impoverished communities. Particularly in African American culture and music where one can hear the blending together and shortening of words to suit the intellect of the moron. LOL It was probably just a typo...
Ruturaj Dharav (28 days ago)
Why and how USA has so much air space ?? 😠😠
Crimson Kng (26 days ago)
Adam Bernstein (29 days ago)
2:02 No that is only the point at which U.S Air force pilots get their astronaut wings, that's not the same as saying the US believes space starts at that level, the US believes it starts at the karman line.
Conservatively Stupid (30 days ago)
Lel brexit
Joey R (1 month ago)
Ireland has Stockholm syndrome
Mark Schultz (1 month ago)
7:51 The "Forth" freedom of aviation?
Helton Malambane (1 month ago)
Ethiopian is currently getting domestic routes in some African countries such as Mozambique and Malawi
David Claro (1 month ago)
Wow! This is really cool to know. Thanks!
Rafael Gorelik (1 month ago)
Many airlines are not allowed to fly over russia
Tyrell Nelson (1 month ago)
2:22 Its Canada! They probably made public announcement saying soe-ree aboot that eh for getting in the way.
adriel wilson (1 month ago)
When you say that there are almost no other instances where "foreign airlines" are allowed to fly domestically there is a massive gray area. General Aviation and in US part 135 operations (non-scheduled commercial) do this all the time, although cabotage rules vary from country to country and can become very complex.
mortred154 (1 month ago)
Theo Maina (1 month ago)
Dynamic Solution (1 month ago)
FU canada...If a foreign nation started invading your air space we would have to come defend it for you!!!!
Gaurav Kumar Nilay (1 month ago)
can you explain how could pakistan shut its airspace for all india bound flights
Casimir Hoke (1 month ago)
I am so confused
Sniper Swick (1 month ago)
This is some excellent shit. You should do something with Joe Rogan someday...….other than smoking weed that is.....
Daniel Craig (1 month ago)
Worst map of Sweden Ive ever seen. Great video though
mrmuranga (1 month ago)
Jj Sam (1 month ago)
thanks for this great video!!!
Sara E (1 month ago)
1:24 Qatar Airways over most Gulf airspace.
Yusril Abdul (1 month ago)
Chicago.. ... ..Ysl
Lunar Larkyn McClown D'Artagnan (1 month ago)
Walang philippine air line kasi nga mga tikbalang aswang at iba pa kaya hindi na kailangan yan🤣🤣
Tanay Kapadia (1 month ago)
Just like Ryan Air, Air Asia has also thrived off of the 7th, 8th and 9th Rule of Aviation. It runs domestic flights in India, while being a Malaysian Airline. It basically flies from and to, every large airport in South and Southeast Asia.
Okeefe Vorabouthvongsa (1 month ago)
When they pay the fees who get it sound like another private corp
Stefani J Weisshaar (1 month ago)
One of the things I like about your channel are the thumbnails for your videos. They are both very creative and eye catching and to the point - most important. They’re also not overdone though. So many great videos are hiding behind very average thumbnails, or lack consistency and brand identity, or simply send the wrong message.
F҉K҉P҉l҉a҉g҉u҉e҉ (1 month ago)
Why in the thumbnail the country c has a shape like of France?
DΔRIO MΔRCHESI (1 month ago)
WOW AIR aint taking no one no where... zero freedom
Matthew Brooder (1 month ago)
mercedbread (1 month ago)
respect Jamaica. SAY OUR NAME
Bob Greene (1 month ago)
Very nice work on a complex subject-- thank you for the effort. Will visit and look over Patreon.
Coban (1 month ago)
Canada: Expensive Airspace Also Canada: *Sorry*
CL Huang (1 month ago)
Isn't the 6th law just a specific combination of 3 and 4th law?
morpheus305 (1 month ago)
So all these rules apply to commercial flights. What about private flights? Do they have to pay fees over foreign airspace?
lou daman (1 month ago)
all these rules are seriously stupid and only common sense
Nate-[COD] Fida (1 month ago)
8:46 it's A-D-D-I-S A-B-A-B-A how u gonna spell my city's name like that ;-;
Knedlik MCPE (1 month ago)
I think the legal line should be 100km (kármán line)
randobad (2 months ago)
They need to take the freedoms of aviation and apply to freedom of world populations.
Sorsa Ayana (2 months ago)
Addis Ababa. Ababa means flower and Addis means new.
Music Man (2 months ago)
"When in doubt blame Canadians." Why it costs Americans to fly to Europe, freaking Canada.
Orka DRLJAČA (2 months ago)
......lol US hasent respected soverengty ever since korea, vietnam, middle east, serbia on and on and on.....
Alex Lee (2 months ago)
3:50 what the hell did you just call us Aussies? Maluesian 😂
weaktech (2 months ago)
13:07 don't forget to pay yourself thou bro - you deserve it : )
Freddy Lubin (2 months ago)
I feel that WATER on the plane should be a right. You can't find drinking fountains on most airports, buy expensive bottled water they don't allow you to bring on the plane, then have to spend another insane sum to stay hydrated.
Narumonda Nauli (2 months ago)
I've been on 2 5th-freedom flights: Air France from Singapore to Jakarta, and KLM from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur v.v. Currently KLM still serves the route while Air France had terminated its Jakarta-route in 2016 And the KLM Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur flight is the cheapest option to fly from Jakarta with wide-body jets Also the only European carrier still flying to/from Jakarta regularly
TheRacoonGhost (2 months ago)
so... this video is basically about how norwegian air uses every loophole in the books and then some more to fly however and where ever it wants.
Anton Festin (2 months ago)
10:59 messed up sweden and finlands borders
Alexander Doeringer-Smith (2 months ago)
Wow just realized in 2019 (long after this was posted) that @ 7:51 he forgot a “u” in “fourth” and spelled it “the forth freedom of the air”
brion ace (2 months ago)
Hey!!!!! That's not where Turkey is located.
aresef (2 months ago)
Also, most airlines avoid airspace over North Korea or controlled by North Korea for obvious security reasons, to say nothing of avoiding overflight fees. Under sanctions, paying those fees to North Korea might be illegal.
Balex L (2 months ago)
There's also Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong-Dubai-Jeddah and Air China's Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo
Anthony Warf (2 months ago)
You spelled fourth wrong
CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR (2 months ago)
The airspace over any country is not sovereign airspace - you can't own shit you can't plant a flag in, and even then, just because you stab a flag in it don't make it yours. The air is a commons that belongs to everyone to use. Don't let any statists fool you into believing otherwise, that they can partition off airspace and keep you out of it.
Android Gamer HD (2 months ago)
11:16 Air Canada operates daily flights with their A319 from Frankfurt to Rome and Austrian Airlines operates its A320/A321 on a Daily Manchester to Frankfurt service.
Birch Tree (2 months ago)
2016: We can’t fly from eastern Australia to London 2019: Hmm what plane should we use for Project Sunrise?
PooWaffle (2 months ago)
I think Finnair had the right to fly in soviet airspace.
E1craZ4life (2 months ago)
They just flew around the Soviet Union without stopping in Anchorage.
LordAxe (2 months ago)
ICAO had it's first conference/convention in 1944 ? Issue 1 . Flying in Germany can be hazardous . Be mindful of AAA commonly known as flak which can be detrimental to your airplane's flying characteristics. Huge bomber formations such as Lancasters and B17s and sporadic fighter molestation can be tricky hazards to deal with as well . Many many other countries have similar problems . Perhaps we can best sort this all out when WW2 is over , hopefully by Christmas.
New York Aviation (2 months ago)
Qantas New York to Los Angeles???
Parka0M (2 months ago)
It will take 24 hours from Brisbane to London: 18+6=24
Parka0M (2 months ago)
Yay planes
Ronald Morales (2 months ago)
787-900 ??? or 787-9 ?
Mark Zsenyuk (2 months ago)
Direct flights have a stop, WN use this a lot. Nonstop is the correct term for a flight from point A to point B with no stop.
Dennis Salisbury (2 months ago)
Very insightful presentation of aviation/airline industry.
Svensk Fika (3 months ago)
10:45 this boi don't know how Sweden and Finland looks
Najam us Saqib (3 months ago)
Its Addis Ababa not Addis Adaba.
anteneh Ketema (3 months ago)
Very nice video. Ethiopian home base is Addis Abeba not Adis adaba
Sean F (3 months ago)
This was not explained in soulplane.
Jorgeyy Boyy (3 months ago)
You like airplanes?
Sam Tilden (3 months ago)
Tuvalu and Dominica are now both ICAO member states. Also Addis Ababa*
John Oke (3 months ago)
What about Air Canada who does a repositioning flights from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aries, Argentina
Mini Surf (3 months ago)
i dont like the name martin L (3 months ago)
LBC Spotter (3 months ago)
The longest commercial flight actually served is Singapore - New York (ca. 16500km.) by Singapore Airlines with an A350-9
Roxanne L (3 months ago)
Addis Ababa... not Adaba
Mahmoud Omer (3 months ago)
It’s Addis Abeba not Addis Adeba.
Doubtful Guest (3 months ago)
Those overflight fees and that US airspace sure are interesting in consideration of Trump's repeated tantrums over the US paying more than its 'fair share' in the UN and things.
carschmn (3 months ago)
Icelandair’s model is great because it’s 6-8 hours from most places in the US and Europe.