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The FAA refers to the different types of airspace as Class A, B, C, D, E, and G. On the radio, B and D can be easily confused, so we use phonetics (Bravo or Delta), but when written it is not used that way.

I would suggest renaming to and possibly adding a tag synonym if it becomes a problem.

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    $\begingroup$ I agree with that. If someone goes to type in class-bravo, class-b would come up before they finished typing bravo anyway. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Dec 18 '13 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ Outside the FAA jurisdiction though (which is pretty much most of the world) ;) it is not necessarily referred to as A-G, I know for a fact that it's referred to as Bravo, rather than B, in Germany (although Germany doesn't use Alpha and Bravo airspace, but do use Charlie, Delta, Foxtrot and Golf) Don't get me wrong, I prefer class-b, just saying it's not necessarily the most common in the grand scheme of things. $\endgroup$ – falstro Dec 19 '13 at 18:28
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    $\begingroup$ @roe: Interesting, is it actually written as class Bravo in Germany? It is referred to as Class Bravo in the US too, but only when spoken. $\endgroup$ – Lnafziger Dec 19 '13 at 18:49
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This sounds reasonable. The term correctly written "Class B", so it is preferable to use the correct vernacular. Fixed.

Now when users enter the tag (c-l-a-s-s...), the text completion will show them the correct tag to use. Once the site gets moving along (past the private beta), the increased reputation requirements to create new tags will make it more difficult to enter the wrong thing. There's really no need to create a tag synonym because the text completion will automatically show them which tag they should be using.

And don't forget to add some helpful 'tag wiki' guidance to make tags even easier to use!

Improved Tagging

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  • $\begingroup$ I think some people will still try to type in bravo-airspace or charlie-airspace etc, so a tag synonym would be helpful in that case. $\endgroup$ – Bret Copeland Dec 18 '13 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ As in the comment to the question, FAA thinks it's correct, German LBA does not. Does ICAO have an opinion? $\endgroup$ – falstro Dec 19 '13 at 18:31

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