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W is Willy, not Whiskey

I just read that in Saudi Arabia, the letter W in aviation is not Whiskey but Willy.

For similar political correctness reasons, W cannot be Willy in the United States

W cannot be Willy in the UK, either

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Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

I hate political correctness - it has killed good humor.

LDZA LDVA, Croatia

Allegedly, some nameless Aeroflot captain misquoted a navaid name on the radio and was corrected by the ATC: "it's Vodka, not Whiskey".

LKBU (near Prague), Czech Republic

I hate political correctness - it has killed common sense.

Happy only when flying
Sabaudia airstrip

The problem with common sense is that apparently it is not that common in the first place ;-)

EDDS, Germany

Does anyone have a link to the Saudi pilots phonetic alphabet? I did some brief searches and couldnt find it. Arent they supposed to use a presumably globally international phonetic alphabet when communicating in English.

I am assuming 'Willy' is not a regular arabic word, in whichever form of Arabic they might use, and would not have local preference over 'Whisky' (other than for humorous reasons of course)

On that note, what is "Romeo" in the Far East then? "Lomeo"? ????

ESSP, Sweden

On that note, what is "Romeo" in the Far East then? "Lomeo"? ????

No, we just say "Romeo".

Which of the last two messages is the funnier one?

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