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Radiotelephony is an essential part of Aviation English. If you are a beginner in aviation, you can learn basic radiotelephony with our free course. Read the articles and then try the exercises.
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Welcome to this free course in basic radiotelephony from Aviation English Asia.
Pronunciation of letters used flight operations is very important. To avoid confusion, the ICAO phonetic alphabet is used. This is sometimes known as the NATO phonetic alphabet. The 26 code words in the NATO phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as follows: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.
Read and memorise all of the ICAO phonetic alphabet. The stressed syllable is in bold.
You will find it helpful to say the phonic (pronunciation) aloud. After you have learned them all in sequence, try saying them backwards.
When you are confident using the ICAO phonetic alphabet, start the next lesson, which is about the pronunciation of numbers in aviation.