Aviation for Girls

2016

Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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Pilots use a special phonetic alphabet to eliminate confusion between easily confused letters when talking on the radio. By using these words instead of letters, it's easier to be sure if someone said "B" (bravo) or "D" (delta). Practice memorizing the pilot alphabet so you can be radio ready! A I L E R O N S Moveable outside edges of the wing that turn the plane C O C K P I T Where the controls are and the pilot sits F U S E L A G E Body of the plane, for passengers, cargo R U D D E R Moves left or right and helps keep the plane steady E L E V A T O R Moves to make the plane pitch up or down S T A B I L I Z E R S Balance the plane F L A P S They can only move down. They act as brakes when landing and create lift on takoff W I N G S Give lift and support the weight of the plane P R O P E L L E R Turning blade that pulls the plane through the air L A N D I N G G E A R The wheels A — A L P H A B — B R A V O C — C H A R L I E D — D E L T A E — E C H O F — F O X T R O T G — G O L F H — H O T E L I — I N D I A J — J U L I E T K — K I L O L — L I M A M — M I K E N — N O V E M B E R O — O S C A R P — P A P A Q — Q U E B E C R — R O M E O S — S I E R R A T — T A N G O U — U N I F O R M V — V I C T O R W — W H I S K E Y X — X R A Y Y — Y A N K E E Z — Z U L U

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