Alpha Codes

Alpha Codes Used by Pilots

The military developed a code for pilots to clearly communicate. Pilots never say letters (A, B, C, etc.) when they are transmitting to Air Traffic Control, and vice-versa. Instead, each letter of the alphabet is assigned a code word to represent the letter. These are easy to memorize, and you will use these terms frequently as a pilot.

A – Alpha
B – Bravo
C – Charlie
D – Delta
E – Echo
F – Foxtrot
G- Golf
H – Hotel
I – India
J – Juliet
K – Kilo
L – Lima
M – Mike
N – November
O – Oscar
P – Papa
Q – Quebec
R – Romeo
S – Sierra
T – Tango
U – Uniform
V – Victor
W – Whiskey
X – X-ray
Y – Yankee
Z – Zulu

See? Wasn’t that Echo-Alpha-Sierra-Yankee to learn?