Confirm you have Juliet

Tomorrow I will pack my bags and head over to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to visit the AERO expo on Thursday an Friday. I’m really looking forward to it! Thanks to everybody who already got in touch with me! We won’t have a booth there, so I’ll be roaming the halls and there’s no fixed place to meet me. But I now have a (rather disorganized) list of people I want to meet, and I am sure somehow we’ll all manage to meet up at some point.

And if you see a short blondish guy with a Chicken Wings t-shirt, chat him up, it will probably be me! Or you can also send me a text on short text to my cell phone (my number is on our contact page here) and I’ll see if we can work something out. See you there!

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3 comments on “Confirm you have Juliet
  1. Fliegerbaer says:

    And if you see a little blondish bear with a red t-shirt give him a hug 🙂

    Hope to see you friday!

  2. mithril says:

    for those of us who are not pilots, could someone mind explaining the meaning of “confirm you have Juliet”?

  3. mike says:

    Hey there!
    Yes, “confirm you have Juliet” has to do with the ATIS information you receive before you contact the tower. ATIS (yes, there are thousands of acronyms in aviation) stands for “Automatic Terminal Information Service”. It’s a continued broadcast of recorded information about the airport you’re landing at. It tells you where the wind is coming from, which runway they’re using, temperature, and more. You tune in to the ATIS frequency and listen to the information so the tower doesn’t have to brief every landing plane individually. Whenever the ATIS information changes (usually every hour unless the weather significantly changes) it will be given a new letter. An hour ago we had “Information India” (“I”=India in aviation alphabet) and now we have “Juliet”. That way the controller can make sure you have received the latest information. You simply tell him “I have Juliet” which means you listened to the recording “Juliet”. It saves time on the radio and keeps the airwaves clear for landing instructions. I hope this helps.
    Here is a link for more information:

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