Part 1. Mindset – How to Boost English Skills to Hit ICAO Level 4

Are you a pilot or a traffic controller? Active or going through training to become one? Sure as hell the challenge of taking an ICAO language proficiency test is imminent. And it doesn’t really matter whether you have just been granted a private pilot license or a seasoned TRE with thousands of flight hours in the logbook.

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Radio Communications – Alaska 340

Hello guys, here is a short radio-com audio to refresh our listening comprehension skills. This time it’s Alaska 340 approaching KSNA (supposedly). Take a listen, check the transcript if needed (there are a few parts which cannot be decyphered due to audio quality but they are not essential for understanding), do the quiz questions below.

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April Update

What’s up everyone! Have you been upgrading your aviation English skills this month?

Here comes a traditional monthly update on what’s new here at Fluentpilot.

So, in April:

  • 3 new videos were uploaded to our YouTube Channel, check them out if you haven’t
  • 64 out of 100 questions done on the SELCAL list – subscribe – will continue this work to facilitate your aviation exam preparation process; read more on how to arrange a self-prep processes for your SELCAL exam just being subscribed for FluentPilot
  • US Airports added to ATIS lesson of the Radio Communication Practice Course

Okay guys, more videos are to come in the near future.

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March Update

Hey, everyone!

We all have been grounded lately and bound to stay at home. On the bright side though (I’m sure one can always find positive aspects no matter how hard the situation is), there is more time for personal development.

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It’s been quite a while

Ohhh, it’s been quite a while, guys!

I’ve got to confess, going through type-rating and an airline recruitment procedure is a time-consuming thing! So let me first extend my apologies that the project was unintentionally put on hold for a couple of months.

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Курс SELCAL Test Unveiled

Ставший уже привычным для России формат теста на знание авиационного английского – SELCAL – по-прежнему вызывает много эмоций, как у людей, впервые приходящих в отрасль, так и действующих пилотов. И тренажер, гуляющий по сети, а у самых предприимчивых еще и «за дорого», оказывается, не дает всех ответов – уж очень экзотические маршруты попадаются (Пекин, Сеул, Паттайя), а качество записей такое, что даже на американских или британских маршрутах расслышать ничего нельзя.

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Radio Communications – KJFK Approach

Hey, guys! Here is a short quiz for those of you who don't follow us on VK.

Listen to this short audio and answer the questions. Mind that it is a bit 'non-standard' but this is how pilots and traffic controllers communicate in North America.

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Aircraft maintenance at Lufthansa Technik

Отличный текст, чтобы разобрать основную лексику в разделе «техническое обслуживание ВС». Несложный, но крайне полезный. Оригинал взят с сайта Lufthansa Group, где можно почерпнуть по теме ещё много интересного (ссылка - https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/themen/aircraft-maintenance-at-lufthansa-technik.html).

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