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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.

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