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Figure 1-2 Phonetic Alphabet/Morse Code
108. COMMON TERMS
English is the international aviation language. Through the years, aviators and controllers have
developed what is, at times, their own language. Several terms have been modified to fit the
aviation environment. The following sections contain lists of common aviation terms you will
use throughout your career. These sections are separated into civilian and military terminology.
Civilian terms should be used with civilian controlling agencies. Military terms should be used
to increase communications brevity in a tactical environment.
109. CIVILIAN TERMS
(The majority of these terms are listed in the Pilot/Controller Glossary found in the Airmen's
ACKNOWLEDGE - Let me know you have received and understood my message.
"BUCK 717, turn right, heading 180 vector for
"BUCK 717, right, heading 180."
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