Av-Alc. Newsletter - 13/05/2021
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Blue Skies Club

Exclusively giving you first access to new Liquors & Labels
plus Special Offers and Updates!
In this newsletter:
  1. Released: Our first Single Malt Whisky!
  2. Av-Report: RAF Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet.
  3. Heads Up: Cask Whisky & Limited Edition Labels.
  4. Av-Humour: A light-hearted look at aviation, tales & cartoons.

Whisky Released!

Hurricane P3308, UP-A Label

Limited quantities of this single malt whisky are made available to us quarterly as casks mature. First batch available to Order Now with delivery second week of June.

UP-A Front-WS
Hurricane P3308 UP-A Patch
Batch 05.21 - 02.01 Wky Batch
UP-A Left-WS
As Blue Skies Club Members we give you first access to this long awaited Battle of Britain limited edition label, and with free delivery to honour our agreement. Please use coupon code "First Whisky" during checkout.


RAF Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet

The RAF radiotelephony spelling alphabet, sometimes referred to as the "RAF Phonetic Alphabet", was used by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to aid communication after the take-up of radio, especially to spell out aircraft identification letters, e.g. "H for Harry", "G for George", etc.

Several alphabets were used, before being superseded by the adoption of the NATO/ICAO radiotelephony alphabet.

During World War I both the British Army and the Royal Navy had developed their own quite separate spelling alphabets. The Navy system was a full alphabet, starting: Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward, but the RAF alphabet was based on that of the "signalese" of the army signallers.

This was not a full alphabet, but differentiated only the letters most frequently misunderstood: Ack (originally "Ak"), Beer (or Bar), C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, eMma, N, O, Pip, Q, R, eSses, Toc, U, Vic, W, X, Y, Z.

By 1921, the RAF "Telephony Spelling Alphabet" had been adopted by all three armed services, and was then made mandatory for UK civil aviation, as announced in Notice to Airmen Number 107.

In 1956, the NATO phonetic alphabet was adopted due to the RAF's wide commitments with NATO and worldwide sharing of civil aviation facilities.

A – Alfa, B – Bravo, C – Charlie, D – Delta, E – Echo, F – Foxtrot, G – Golf, H – Hotel, I – India, J – Juliett, K – Kilo, L – Lima, M – Mike, N – November, O – Oscar, P – Papa, Q – Quebec, R – Romeo, S – Sierra, T – Tango, U – Uniform, V – Victor, W – Whiskey, X - X-ray, Y – Yankee, Z - Zulu


Heads Up!

Cask Matured Whisky & Limited Edition Labels

We are looking to apply collective buying power allowing us to purchase casks of maturing whisky from leading distillers, to then be released under limited edition, numbered labels once matured.
Do you like the idea, would you like to get onboard, do you have a specific whisky distiller and/or aircraft for a label design in mind?
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We would love to hear from you!


Fighter pilot (RAF) Sir Douglas Bader was giving a talk at an upmarket girl’s school about his time as pilot during the Second World War.

"In 1942," he said, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, " he continued, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these Fokkers appeared."

At this point, several of the girls started to giggle.

They were swarming, so there were two of the f***ers behind me, three f***ers to my right, another f***er on the left,’ he told the audience.

With the girls in the auditorium now openly laughing, the headmistress went pale and interjected: ‘Ladies, I think I should point out that the "Fokker" was a German aircraft.’

To which Sir Douglas replied: ‘That may be madam, but these f***ers were in Messerschmitts’.
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