Phonetic Alphabeat

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Learning the phonetic alphabet

Either Hold the Basic Aviation Skills Badge OR Be at least 11½ years and complete requirements 1 and 5 of the Basic Aviation Skills Badge.

List the main types of aircraft and identify the parts of an aeroplane.

Identify 12 aircraft in use today from pictures or in flight. These must include at least two civil commercial aircraft, two military aircraft and two light private aircraft.

Explain how wind speed and direction are measured and how weather can affect various air activities. Demonstrate how to obtain a local forecast for an air activity.


Code Sheet (attached)


1. Get the Scouts into pairs
2. Get them to practice talking in phonetics
e.g. Their name, favourite place etc.


  • aeroplane
  • airplanes
  • aviation
  • code
  • phonetic

Badge Links

  • Air Activities - Phonetic Message
  • Air Activities - Phonetics
  • Communicator - Code
  • Communicator - Phonetics