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Hi Just a quick question, in atc speak, if an aircraft is described as a 737 with november or an a320 with mike, what do these suffixes actually mean ???Ta Gary

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well most probably ATC is giving the ATISfor example each hour of the clock from 00:00 to 24:00 has an alphabeti.e india, mike, charlie, foxtrot etc etc

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Gary,ATC changes it's recorded weather info every hour or so and gives it a phonetic letter code to ensure that pilots recieve the current version. As it's updated it's given the next letter in the alphabet. The pilot calling is letting ATC know he has recieved the most current version.RegardsTim

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