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Aviation Education Phonetic Alphabet

International Aviation Phonetic Alphabet

  • Did you know there is an international aviation phonetic alphabet?
  • This alphabet is used around the world so that all pilots, no matter their nationality, will know how to communicate with any air traffic control tower, in any country.
  • Study these words and once you have mastered them, play along with Fly-a-Spell.
  • It will challenge your memory and test your skill!
  • FLY-A-SPELL Game

Good Luck!

International Aviation
Phonetic Alphabet Code

  1. A — Alpha
  2. B — Bravo
  3. C — Charlie
  4. D — Delta
  5. E — Echo
  6. F — Foxtrot
  7. G — Golf
  8. H — Hotel
  9. I — India
  10. J — Juliett
  11. K — Kilo
  12. L — Lima
  13. M — Mike
  14. N — November
  15. O — Oscar
  16. P — Papa
  17. Q — Quebec
  18. R — Romeo
  19. S — Sierra
  20. T— Tango
  21. U — Uniform
  22. V — Victor
  23. W— Whiskey
  24. X — X-ray
  25. Y — Yankee
  26. Z — Zulu