ATC Phonetic Alphabet

Air Traffic Controlers speak via radio to the pilots so as to give them clearance to taxi, take off, land and to indicate them the route they must follow.
While on radio, pilots identify their aircraft by its registry name, and use words to describe the letters that form it, that way, aircrafts can´t be mistaken by another one.

A: Alpha/Alfa.
B: Bravo.
C: Charlie.
D: Delta/Data/David.
E: Echo.
F: Foxtrot.
G: Golf.
H: Hotel.
I: India/Italy (Pakistan).
J: Juliett.
K: Kilo.
L: Lima/London (Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore)…
M: Mike.
N: November.
O: Oscar.
P: Papa.
Q: Quebec.
R: Romeo.
S: Sierra.
T: Tango.
U: Uniform.
V: Victor.
W: Whiskey/Washington (Saudi Arabia).
X: X-Ray.
Y: Yankee.
Z: Zulu.

Most of you might already know this, but I thought posting it so the new members can have at least a superficial familiarization with the ATC.

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You may want to make “eco” to echo ;)

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Thanks, didn´t notice that.

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But since we are in an aviation forum…

This isn’t entirely correct. Look here:

ALPHA needs to become ALFA
Because of potential confusion over the ‘ph’.

DELTA is changed where DELTA AIRLINES has significant presence
Changed to ‘Data’ or ‘David’ to avoid misunderstanding.

INDIA is changed to ITALY in PAKISTAN
Because the people of Pakistan can’t quite bring themselves to say India. (There is conflict between India and Pakistan)

JULIET is spelt JULIETT
Internationally it’s ‘JULIETT’ with a double ‘t’ because a single ‘t’ would be silent to French speakers.

LIMA is changed to LONDON in MALAYSIA, BRUNEI, INDONESIA AND SINGAPORE
In these countries the word ‘lima’ means ‘five’.

WHISKY should be changed to WHISKEY
Because it is not Scottish ‘whisky’ as that manages without the ‘e’ used by the rest of the world.

Also in Saudi Arabia, where whiskey is illegal, they use ‘Washington’.

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Thanks, it´s been corrected. I searched and Alfa it´s still being written as Alpha.

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Still waiting for Uniform to change to Unicorn. I’ll only fly with PU then. Has style…

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This simplier ive found on insta 👍🏼


(not mine photo)
https://instagram.com/p/BDzaLUJCaC4/

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Good one! I like it.

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if u want can put on your topic and i deleted

link
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