|Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 8):|
The USA is easy, you add K in front of the IATA code and you get the ICAO code.
|Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 8):|
With the Chicago Convention in 1944, ICAO was formed. Different letters were assigned to different regions of the world for their 4 letter ICAO airport code, which is different from three letter IATA code. For example London Heathrow is EGLL/LHR. Palma de Mallorca is LEPA/PMI. Paris Charles De Gaul is LFPG/CDG. The USA is easy, you add K in front of the IATA code and you get the ICAO code. KMIA/MIA, KLAX/LAX, KORD/ORD, KMSP/MSP. Here is a list of ICAO airport prefixes.
Y = CANADA
EG = ENGLAND
Z = CHINA
U = RUSSIA
LF = FRANCE
LE = SPAIN
Okay, so the final answer, and specifically the answer to the question above is found here below. I am going to be quoting from my Canadian IFR ground school course text written by Micheal Culhane.
"Although the naming of Canadian airports and weather stations can seem confusing, here is a brief explanation. Originally, in the 1930's, Canada used two letters for identification of a weather reporting station. Additionally, preceding the 2-letter code, was placed a Y (meaning "yes") where the reporting station was co-located with an airport, a W (meaning "without") where the reporting station was not co-located with an airport, and a U where the reporting station was co-located with an NDB. An X was used if hte last two letters of the code had already been taken by another Canadian ident, and a Z was used if the locator could be confused with a U.S. three letter ident. ... The ICAO names are in a 4 letter format starting with a C for Canadian airports." (section 2.18 pg 64)
|Quoting AirMailer (Reply 15):|
This may be a stupid question, but what's the difference between the UK and Britain?
|Quoting Rampart (Reply 17):|
"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
|Quoting ANother (Reply 19):|
I've always wondered ... What's (or Who is/was) an Eng?
|Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 13):|
Hawaii and Alaska become the 49th and 50th state after the Chicago Convention. Both became states in 1959. Hence they fell into the P = Pacific regional code
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