What are things pilots say?
Pilots Have Their Own Secret Language. Here’s What They’re Really Saying
- “Let’s kick the tires and light the fires”
- “Feet wet”
- “We’ve got a deadhead crew flying to Chicago”
- “There’s a pilot in the jumpseat”
- “It’s 17:00 Zulu time”
- “George is flying the plane now”
- “We’re flying through an air pocket”
What do pilots say at take off?
There is an announcement like: “Flight attendants, prepare for take-off please.” “Cabin crew, please take your seats for take-off.” Within a minute after take-off, an announcement might be made reminding passengers to keep their seat belts fastened.
What is the pilot language?
Aviation English is the de facto international language of civil aviation. With the expansion of air travel in the 20th century, there were safety concerns about the ability of pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate.
How do pilots introduce themselves?
Welcome on board (flight reference). This is Captain / Co-pilot (your name) speaking and I have some information about our flight. Our flight time today will be (flight duration) and our estimated time of arrival in (destination) is (ETA)local time.
Why do pilots say Charlie?
Charlie-Charlie is a fancy substitution for a standard affirmative and accepted non-standard words roger and wilco. Standard phraseology is meant to prevent confusion, and has been improved after incidents/accidents where the communication between parties played a role.
Why do pilots say blue?
The callout from the pilots like “LOC blue” serves to remind themselves of the current flight guidance modes, and to maintain awareness of mode changes. This is also to ensure that their mental idea of “what the aircraft will do next” is up to date and fits to the current flight situation.
What does a pilot say at the beginning of a flight?
Captain’s Announcement This is your captain speaking. First I’d like to welcome everyone on Rightwing Flight 86A. We are currently cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet at an airspeed of 400 miles per hour.
How do pilots greet passengers?
“On behalf of the flight crew, we would like to welcome you aboard Easy Airlines flight number 123.” -The term “welcome aboard” is often said by the flight crew to greet passengers when they first board the aircraft. The captain may also say this at the end of the announcement such as “once again, welcome aboard.”
What are the 26 code words?
The ICAO phonetic alphabet has assigned the 26 code words to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.