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. Why did you decide to be an air traffic controller?
  3. How did you become a controller?
  4. Could you tell me about your ATC experience?
  5. Would you recommend younger people to choose ATC as a career?
  6. What do you think your life will be like in five years?

PART 2. Interview, General English

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

  1. What weather information do controllers receive before a shift?
  2. What meteorological parameters may 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 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 we will role-play controller-pilot communications 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.

RECORDING ONE

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What was the incident?
  2. How did the controller become aware of the problem?
  3. How was the situation resolved?
  4. What other details did you copy?

Now imagine you are the controller on duty. Please advise 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 was the problem with the aircraft?
  2. What decision was made by the crew?
  3. What assistance was provided by ATC?
  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 was the incident?
  2. What did the pilot report?
  3. What were the crew actions?
  4. What other details did you copy?

Now imagine you are the controller on duty. Please inform the crew of another aircraft arriving after the affected flight about the intruder and reply to the pilot. The call sign of the aircraft is Sky Air 321.

PART 3B. Follow-up

Considering the three situations you’ve heard, which do you think is the most serious?

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.

Now please answer the questions.

  1. What was the emergency?
  2. What did the controller recommend?
  3. What were the crew intentions?
  4. What other details did you copy?

PART 4B. Interview, Aviation English

  1. What other medical situations can cause a diversion?
  2. What on-board assistance may be administered to a sick passenger?
  3. What actions may 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.