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Phonetic Alphabet (cont)
When you're in the co-pilot's seat, flying the airplane, talking with ATC, and operating various cockpit instruments, you'll have your hands (and brain) full. The last thing you want to have to worry about is how to speak the letters.
So, memorize the ICAO Phonetic Alphabet before class. It's not as hard as you might think.
Learn your own name, and the names of friends and family, using the Phonetic Alphabet. Get into the habbit of reading license plates to yourself phonetically (WAW929 becomes: Whiskey Alpha Whiskey Niner Two Niner). Start reading signs and words you see in public places phonetically. You'll have it mastered in a couple of days.
Click the image below for a Printable Phonetic Alphabet Reference Card.
Click on image above to view a printable Phonetic Alphabet Reference card.