Aviation for Girls


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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P ilots 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 — 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 — XRAY Y — YANKEE Z — ZULU PHONETIC ALPHABET AILERONS Movable outside edges of the wing that turn the plane COCKPIT Where the controls are and the pilot sits FUSELAGE Body of the plane, for passengers, cargo ELEVATOR Moves the plane pitch up or down RUDDER Moves left or right and helps keep the plane steady FLAPS They can only move down. They generate more lift at slower airspeeds STABILIZERS Balance the plane WINGS Give lift and support the weight of the plane PROPELLER Turning blade that pulls the plane through the air LANDING GEAR The wheels 2 0 17

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