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Callsign Confusion

This is the first in a series of 12 short videos about the reasons for miscommunication between pilots and controllers. To improve your English skills for accurate communication, please see the demo of the’Practice ICAO English’ course by clicking the link.

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Wing tip clips tail

The wingtip of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER (N185DN) clipped the tail of a Delta Connection/Atlantic Southeast Bombardier CRJ-900 (N132EV) at Boston Logan International Airport on Thursday 14th July. One passenger complained of neck pain following the accident but there were no other injuries, according to a CBS report.

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No Situational Awareness

In this presentation you will read a simple aviation English explanation about situational awareness and how runway incursions happen. You will also watch a video of a real incursion, courtesy of aviation media incorporated. Please leave your comments below so that I can find out if you would like more …

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Runway Incursion

Watch the runway incursion as it unfolds, courtesy of To find out how to communicate in situations like these, visit

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Aviación Inglés lección de vídeo

TURTLES ON THE RUNWAY In this aviation English lesson you will learn some key vocabulary taken from a video report. You will then watch the video, entitled “Turtles on the Runway” and check your understanding by answering questions. Click on the link below and “save as”  The lesson will be

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Interview with an air traffic controller Part 4

In Part 4 of this interview you will hear Bruce Jett Green talking about a catastrophic airforce event and the crew resource management training that followed as a result. Bruce also answers Alan’s question about terrorist and hijacking events. Please learn the following words before listening to the interview. camouflage

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Fire in the cockpit!

Our friends at Pilots Fluency have just posted an interesting VIDEO: a REAL PILOT STORY: FIRE IN THE COCKPIT! It`s worth watching it! There are very good lessons in this video and plenty of opportunity to check your aviation English listening comprehension. This video is brought to you by AOPA.

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Tower Fire

Listen to this recording of a Tower Fire and the instructions going out to the aircraft in the vicinity. You really have to expect the unexpected at all times. The recording is courtesy of KDAL_tower_fire

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Visit SKYbrary. It’s a great place to go for aviation safety resources. You’ll learn the important words and knowledge required for dealing with normal and abnormal situations and it’s full of videos, pictures, reports and articles that will keep you interested. SKYbrary

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