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AIM

10/12/17

4−2−5

Radio Communications Phraseology

TBL 4−2−1

Calling a Ground Station

Facility

Call Sign

Airport UNICOM

“Shannon UNICOM”

FAA Flight Service Station

“Chicago Radio”

Airport Traffic Control

Tower

“Augusta Tower”

Clearance Delivery Position

(IFR)

“Dallas Clearance

Delivery”

Ground Control Position in

Tower

“Miami Ground”

Radar or Nonradar

Approach Control Position

“Oklahoma City

Approach”

Radar Departure Control

Position

“St. Louis Departure”

FAA Air Route Traffic

Control Center

“Washington Center”

4−2−7. Phonetic Alphabet

The International Civil Aviation Organization

(ICAO) phonetic alphabet is used by FAA personnel

when communications conditions are such that the

information cannot be readily received without their

use. ATC facilities may also request pilots to use

phonetic letter equivalents when aircraft with similar

sounding identifications are receiving communica-

tions on the same frequency. Pilots should use the

phonetic alphabet when identifying their aircraft

during initial contact with air traffic control facilities.

Additionally, use the phonetic equivalents for single

letters and to spell out groups of letters or difficult

words during adverse communications conditions.

(See TBL 4−2−2.)

TBL 4−2−2

Phonetic Alphabet/Morse Code

Character

Morse Code

Telephony

Phonic

(Pronunciation)

A

  

Alfa

(AL−FAH)

B

   

Bravo

(BRAH−VOH)

C

   

Charlie

(CHAR−LEE) or

(SHAR−LEE)

D

  

Delta

(DELL−TAH)

E

Echo

(ECK−OH)

F

   

Foxtrot

(FOKS−TROT)

G

    

Golf

(GOLF)

H

   

Hotel

(HOH−TEL)

I

 

India

(IN−DEE−AH)

J

   

Juliett

(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) or

(OO−NEE−FORM)

V

   

Victor

(VIK−TAH)

W

    

Whiskey

(WISS−KEY)

X

   

Xray

(ECKS−RAY)

Y

   

Yankee

(YANG−KEY)

Z

   

Zulu

(ZOO−LOO)

1

        

One

(WUN)

2

        

Two

(TOO)

3

        

Three

(TREE)

4

        

Four

(FOW−ER)

5

        

Five

(FIFE)

6

        

Six

(SIX)

7

        

Seven

(SEV−EN)

8

        

Eight

(AIT)

9

        

Nine

(NIN−ER)

0

         Zero

(ZEE−RO)