Re: CHAT: Timezones was The English/French counting system
|From:||Phillip Driscoll <phild@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 19, 2003, 3:02|
John Cowan wrote:
> Phillip Driscoll scripsit:
> > Isn't this sometimes called Zulu Time, or am I thinking of somethingelse?
> Yes. Zulu is the ICAO phonetic alphabet (as in alpha, bravo, charlie,etc.)
> for Z, and Z is the one-letter code for UTC. Other zones have one-letter
> codes as well: A is UTC+1, B is UTC+2, etc. etc.; then M is UTC-1, N is
> UTC-2, etc. etc. Y is not used.
Thank you for the information. Many years ago, I did some computer work
for a small airport. They had a clock on the wall set to UTC and labeled
"ZULU." I asked a couple of people who told me that it was GMT and was
used by the pilots, but they didn't know why it was called "zulu time."