Hydraulic system failures or hydraulic leaks are quite common, would you agree? And despite redundancy of modern commercial aircraft, those kind of scenarios may cause serious trouble to the crew. Let’s take a look at several lost-hydraulics situations, practice listening comprehesion and, as always, check our progress by completing quiz questions.
I’m sure you’ve all heard how watching films and TV series can help you improve your general English – and hopefully you’ve resorted to this method yourself. But has it occurred to you that watching vids can be a great tool to boost your Aviation English as well?
Hey, guys! I often hear some of colleagues having a hard time explaining even simple things over the radio. That’s of course partially due to the fact that all those abnormal-related conversations come up unexpectedly and catch us off guard.
Hey guys! I’m delighted to announce that the Ultimate Radiocom Quiz is now available for FluentPilot subscribers – a powerful tool to check and upgrade your listening comprehension skills!
I personally consider RT communication in English to be one of the most demanding skills out there and I bet many of my colleagues would back me up here.
You know now where you are and where you need to be. So let’s then think of the best way to get there. Actually, there is no such thing as the ultimate solution: it will be the suited and optimized for you, considering your personal demands and resources you can currently invest.
Supposedly, you are having a gear problem (say, not sure whether it’s down and locked), what would your actions be and what would you request from ATC? The following piece suggests an example of a similar situation.
Hey! One more piece for you containing a non-routine type of communications. Would you choose to take off if you were advised of a problem like that? Comment below!
Do a mini-quiz afterwards and check the transcript if you need.
In the previous chapter of this blog we dealt with ICAO requirements for the six descriptors and answered the question if it makes sense to study Aviation English ‘from scratch’ (spoiler alert: no).