Do you remember using the Phonetic Alphabet?

The Phonetic Alphabet was created as a formalised way for pilots around the world to be able to communicate with each other in a way that they would be recognised and understood.

All flights and planes are given names with identifying letters, but characters such as M and N or D and B can sound very similar and could potentially lead to disastrous consequences. This led to the birth of the Phonetic Alphabet.









The history and origins of the this universal system of air flight communication is a fascinating story and you can learn more in this news story.

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