Demo-Version for Air Traffic Controllers

 

 

PART 1. Warmer

Good morning! What is your name? What is your code? May I see your passport, please?

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. What do you do?
  2. How did you become an air traffic controller?
  3. Could you tell me about your ATC experience?
  4. Would you recommend younger people to choose ATC as a career?

PART 2. Interview, General English

Now let’s talk about weather and its impact on flight operations.

  1. What weather information do controllers get before a shift?
  2. What meteorological parameters affect the crew decision for take-off?
  3. At what flight stages do pilots require updated weather reports?
  4. Can improper assessment of weather information by the controller jeopardize flight safety?

 

PART 3A. Listening and RT Role-Play

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 about 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.

RECORDING ONE

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What was the problem with the Boeing?
  2. How did the controller become aware of the problem?
  3. What actions were taken to resolve the issue?
  4. What other details did you copy?

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 Sky Air 321.

RECORDING TWO

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What problem was detected on board?
  2. What decision was made by the crew?
  3. What did the crew request?
  4. What other details did you copy?

Now imagine you are the controller on duty. Please ask the crew to clarify the situation on board and reply to the pilot. The call sign of the aircraft is Sky Air 111.

RECORDING THREE

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What happened when the aircraft was on approach?
  2. At what distance from touchdown did it happen?
  3. What were the crew actions?
  4. What other details did you copy?

Now imagine 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 Sky Air 321.

PART 3B. Follow-up

  1. Considering the three situations you’ve heard, which do you think is the most dangerous?
  2. Why do you think so?

PART 4A. Listening, Radiotelephony

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 25.

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What was the problem on board?
  2. What decision was made by the crew?
  3. What did the passenger suffer from?
  4. What other details did you copy?

PART 4B. Interview, Aviation English

  1. What other medical situations can make the crew divert to a nearby aerodrome?
  2. What on-board assistance may be administered to a sick passenger?
  3. What actions should the controller expect from the crew in case of a medical emergency?
  4. To what extent is the controller’s assistance required in such situations?
Thank you. That is the end of the test.