airspace warning area

airspace warning area

[¦er‚spās ¦wȯrn·iŋ ‚er·ē·ə]
(navigation)
An airspace which is outside the territorial limits of any country and in which exists an actual or potential hazard to aircraft in flight; such an area has no legal status.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.