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Charlie Oscar Foxtrat Echo Alpha?  
User currently offlineAIRxLIBAN From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Hello, couldn't find this already discussed in the archives so thought I would bring it up.

This business of referring to aircraft in this manner, for example BA Concorde G-BOAF as Alpha Foxtrot, where did it start and is this a standardized thing?

And if so, what is the alphabet? A is alpha, is B Beta? C is Charlie, what is D? E is Echo, F Foxtrot G Golf and what about the rest?

Is Concorde G=BOAA Alpha Alpha?

Your comments would be appreciated.

Air Liban


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

This is done because some letters sound very similar and it is easy to confuse them when just saying the letter (ie: B, E, and P). So, the word is said instead. The following is the offical phonetic alphabet for the FAA.

Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Joliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-Ray
Yankee
Zulu

Whew...that was a lot of brain power right there.  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-01-11 05:24:17]

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
I
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
M
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-Ray
Yankee
Zulu

My brain has truly died. I cannot think of the two easier ones.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

But someone else could.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

India and Mike, IMissPiedmont. and Chris.. who the hell is Joilet?  Big grin


Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-ray
Zulu



Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

One of those new rules implemented for flight safety reasons, so terrorists can't track flights on their scanners (I think that's the reason anyway). In Aussieland, most flights now go by their tail registrations on ATC, no more flight numbers are used. So you'll have something like Tango Mike Juliet for a Qantas flight.

User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I used to live in Delaware, home of MBNA Bank. MBNA used to stand for "Maryland Bank, National Association" but once they left Maryland, the official party line was that MBNA stood for nothing. AOPA, one of MBNA's affinity credit card customers jokingly made a sign that read MBNA really stands for "Mike Bravo November Alpha." The problem was that people in the community thought that MBNA stood for Mike Bravo November Alpha (didn't get that this was really a joke) and the banner was quickly brought down...but the pilots/aviation crowd had a small chuckle. Hmm...after writing this...I guess you had to be there  Big grin


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4490 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Chris.. who the hell is Joilet?

A town in Illinois, if memory serves  Big grin

Actually, I've seen it spelled three different ways in three different books: Joliet, Juliet, and Juliett...go figure!!

Oh well, it's the pronunciation that counts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3369 times:


We in United Kingdom prefer Whisky (the Real Stuff!) to Whiskey!




Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineMarcolic From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Do somebody knows it in spanish????

Marcolic



I love aviation
User currently offlineQuetzalcoatl From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Marcolic

They' re basically the same except for a few

Alpha - Alfa
Bravo
Charlie - Coca
Delta
Echo - Eco
Foxtrot
Golf - Golfo
Hotel
India
Juliet - Julieta
Kilo
Lima
Mike - Metro
November - Noviembre
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform - Union
Victor
Whiskey
X-ray - Extra (though it's first letter is "E")
Zulu

Regards



I dream, therefore, I fly
User currently offlineQuetzalcoatl From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

.. and I just remembered

some people uses "nectar" for "november" or "n"

sorry for the slip-up



I dream, therefore, I fly
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