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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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Crazy take off

Watch the video and then using your best aviation English describe the dangers of taking off in such severe weather conditions. Write your description in the comment box below; I’ll then be able to give you some comments on your English level. I can contact you on the blog or …

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Beach landing!

You will learn the vocabulary needed to talk about the only airport in the world where scheduled planes land on the beach. At high tide, the runways are under water. You will also listen to a pilot describing his experience of flying into this airport and landing on the beach.

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Most dangerous airport

This airport is considered to be the most dangerous in the world. Watch the video, and then using the words below, write why you think it is the most dangerous. A sample answer is below the video.

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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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Quito Landing

Watch the video and then read the description below. Would you describe it the same way? The plane is descending through low broken cloud. The high rises of Quito city in Ecuador can be seen below. There is a stadium to the right and there are either mountains or volcanoes

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Aborted take off

Before listening to the ATC communication and reading the script, look at these definitions of non-stanard RT to fully understand the interactions. flat tyre – a tyre with no air in it blown tyre – a tyre like the one seen in the picture flaws – defects, visible problems –

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Lasers blind pilots in Russia

A FREE aviation English vocabulary and comprehension lesson on the topic of lasers blinding pilots in Russia. You will learn the words heard in the report at the beginning of the video. You will then listen to the report while reading the important points of the story.

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