Flight Academy

The Phonetic Alphabet

The spoken alphabet has lots of sounds that are much the same. For example, when you say E, or C, or B, or D, or T... These letters have the same type of sound (...same with G and P and V!). It's a lot clearer to say a word that replaces the letter that cannot be confused. It's important to learn these words...they're used in radio communications...in fact anytime we want to be really sure that there are no mistakes. So here they are...be sure to practice and memorize them!

Letter
Word
Pronunciation
Morse
A
Alpha
AL fah
B
Bravo
BRAH VOH
C
Charlie
CHAR lee
D
Delta
DELL tah
E
Echo
ECK oh
F
Foxtrot
FOKS trot
G
Golf
GOLF
H
Hotel
hoh TELL
I
India
IN dee ah
J
Juliet
JEW lee ETT
K
Kilo
KEY loh
L
Lima
LEE mah
M
Mike
MIKE
N
November
no VEM ber
O
Oscar
OSS cah
P
Papa
pah PAH
Q
Quebec
keh BECK
R
Romeo
ROW me oh
S
Sierra
see AIR rah
T
Tango
TANG go
U
Uniform
YOU nee form
V
Victor
VIK tah
W
Whisky
WISS key
X
X-ray
ECKS RAY
Y
Yankee
YANG key
Z
Zulu
ZOO loo
       
1
 
Wun
2
 
Too
3
 
Tree
4
 
Fower
5
 
Fife
6
 
Siks
7
 
Seven
8
 
Ait
9
 
Niner
0
 
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