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TELLCAP® DEMO VERSION

 

 

PART 1. Warmer (2-3 min)

 

Good morning (afternoon)! I am … . What is your name? What is your code?

May I see your passport, please? Thank you.

This test is to assess your English language proficiency in accordance with the ICAO requirements. The test will consist of four parts and will take approximately 30 minutes.

First of all, I’d like to know something about you.

  1. Where are you from?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Why did you decide to become a pilot (a navigator, a radio operator, an air traffic controller)?
  4. How long have you been flying (working as a controller)?
  5. What do you enjoy about being a pilot (a navigator, a radio operator, a controller)?
  6. Would you recommend younger people to choose pilot (navigator, radio operator, ATC) as a career? Why?

PART 2. Interview, General English (3-4 min)

 

Now let’s talk about weather.

  1. What would say about today’s weather?
  2. How can weather affect flight operations?
  3. What weather information do pilots need before the flight (do controllers need before the shift)?
  4. What do you think should be done to prevent weather-related incidents or accidents?

 

 

PART 3A. Listening and Informing (14-15 min)

 

FOR PILOTS

Now you are going to hear three recordings describing in-flight situations. You will listen to each recording twice. You are allowed to take notes. After listening to each of the recordings, you will be asked several questions. Then you will have to inform ATC on the situation from the recording. Do you understand the instructions?

FOR CONTROLLERS

Now you are going to hear three recordings describing in-flight situations. You will listen to each recording twice. You are allowed to take notes. After listening to each of the recordings, you will be asked several questions. Then you will have to warn the crew on the situation from the recording. Do you understand the instructions?

This part of the test will be conducted without visual contact between us. Now I’ll place the screen.

PLEASE PLACE THE SCREEN

RECORDING ONE

A Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner' about to depart Boston for Tokyo experienced a large fuel leak from the left wing tank before take-off. The crew reported a problem but appeared to be unaware of its nature and severity until the crew of another aircraft reported the leak to the Tower. Fire crews responded to the alarm and the situation was quickly resolved. It was later determined that a total of roughly 40 gallons of fuel had spilled.

One more time

Now please answer my questions.

  1. What malfunction was detected on board the Boeing?
  2. How did the controller become aware of the problem?
  3. What other details did you understand?

FOR PILOTS

Now imagine you are the pilot of the aircraft taxiing behind the affected Boeing. Your call sign is SkyAir 321. Please advise Tower on the problem and reply to the controller. I will take the controller’s part.

FOR CONTROLLERS

Now imagine you are the controller on duty. Please warn the Boeing crew about the problem and reply to the pilot. The call sign of the aircraft is SkyAir 321. I will take the pilot’s part.

RECORDING TWO

The A320 aircraft flying from Kuwait to Dubai International Airport requested an emergency landing as the pilot had discovered that the right main gear had failed to deploy. Flight was diverted to Ras-al-Khaimah where international standards and procedures for emergency landings were available and because of the high traffic at Dubai International Airport. The crew worked with the relevant checklists without resolving the issue and therefore prepared for an emergency landing with the right main gear remaining retracted. As the aircraft touched the runway, one of the wheels on the left main gear exploded and a small fire broke out in the plane. The Civil Defense quickly put out the fire and evacuated all passengers and crew safely.

 

One more time

Now please answer my questions.

  1. What problem was encountered by the crew?
  2. What was the crew decision?
  3. What other details did you understand?

 

FOR PILOTS

Now imagine you are the pilot of the affected aircraft. Your call sign is SkyAir 321. Please advise Radar on the problem and reply to the controller.

 

FOR CONTROLLERS

Now imagine you are the controller on duty. Please warn the crew of another aircraft going to land after the affected A-320 about the situation and reply to the pilot. The call sign of the aircraft is SkyAir 321.

RECORDING THREE

An EasyJet Airbus A320-200 was cleared for ILS approach to runway 33 at about 1838Z. At about 2,100 feet MSL, 3.4 nautical miles before the runway threshold the crew spotted a drone. The pilots noticed the drone directly in their line of approach at a vertical distance of ten metres. The crew reported the drone was white with red lights but had no time to react and perform an evasive maneuver. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 33 (without a go around).

 

One more time

Now please answer my questions.

  1. What happened on approach?
  2. What did the pilot report to the ATC?
  3. What other details did you understand?

 

FOR PILOTS

Now imagine you are the pilot of the affected aircraft. Your call sign is SkyAir 321. Please advise Tower on the situation and reply to the controller.

 

FOR CONTROLLERS

Now you are the controller on duty. Please warn the crew of another aircraft arriving after the affected A-320 on the situation and reply to the pilot. The call sign of the aircraft is SkyAir 321.

Now I will remove the screen.

PLEASE REMOVE THE SCREEN

PART 3B. Follow-up (2-3 min)

Considering the three situations you’ve heard, which do you find the least typical? Why?

PART 4A. Listening, Radiotelephony (4-5 min)

 

Now you are going to listen to a radiotelephony exchange. You will listen to the recording twice. You are allowed to take notes. After listening to the recording, you will be asked several questions. The call sign of the aircraft is Speedbird two-five.

Pilot:   Good evening, Speedbird 25, we’re diverting to Delta Delta Delta Delta on a

medical emergency, we’re turning right 090, descending 4,500 metres.

ATC:   Speedbird 25, please, repeat what kind of medical assistance do you need

upon arrival, please, repeat, sir.

Pilot:   Roger, Speedbird 25, we did speak to British Airways Operations, we have informed British Airways Operations and they should be speaking, we have a passenger with severe chest pain, we suspect, suspected heart attack or suspected chest pain.

ATC:   Thank you very much, copied, Speedbird 25.

Pilot:   And the passenger is a fifty-one year-old female, fifty-one year-old female.

ATC:   Okay, copied, thank you.

One more time

Now please answer my questions.

  1. What was the trouble on board?
  2. What were the crew intentions?
  3. What information did the controller ask the pilot to clarify?
  4. What other details did you understand?

PART 4B. Interview, Aviation English (3-4 min)

  1. What do you think will happen after Speedbird 25 lands?
  2. What other medical situations can make the crew divert to another aerodrome?
  3. I hear passengers and crewmembers may be injured during a flight. Why do you think it happens?
  4. What would the pilot report to the ATC in case of a medical emergency?
  5. To what extent is the controller’s assistance required in such situations?

Thank you. That is the end of the test.