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Nippon Cargo Boeing 747-8 strikes a flock of large birds at Chicago (Jan 21 2017)

A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800, registration JA11KZ performing freight flight KZ-192 from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Frankfurt Hahn (Germany), was in the initial climb out of O’Hare’s runway 28R when the crew reported they flew through a flock of large birds.

Have a listen to this recording and take note of the immediate action the crew undertook. Also listen to the language used when communicating their intentions. Birds are an ongoing issues for many airports and such occurances are common. Have you ever encountered a bird strike in your professional duties – if so, how did you react?

http://ow.ly/XUlU308r3lE
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English Test for Aviation Professionals

Aviation English Academy is a certified "English Test for Aviation Professionals" (ETAP) testing centre.

The ETAP test is based on ICAO directives. This includes listening and oral components. It also includes the testing of English grammar and assessing the reading, writing and speaking skills of the test candidate(s). The test is designed to assess the language skills of each candidate in all areas covered by ICAO requirements.

ETAP is designed for Aviation professionals and/or organisations that need to have an understanding on the English ability for a specific individual or for a group of employees or new recruits.

Click the link below for more information.

http://ow.ly/67D9305Li91
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Dictionary of Aviation

English is the universal language of communication used in civil aviation. This dictionary provides the basic vocabulary of terms used by pilots, cabin staff, maintenance crews, ground staff and travellers worldwide. The terms are those used in everyday work on aircraft, and cover parts of the aircraft, manipulating the aircraft on the ground and in the air, instructions to passengers, conversations with air traffic control, weather, emergencies, etc.

Unlike conventional aeronautical dictionaries, the Dictionary of Aviation defines vocabulary often found in conjunction with the purely technical terms as well as the technical terms themselves. Simple explanations are presented in simple language, making the dictionary ideal for those working towards a private or commercial pilot’s licence, as well as trainee maintenance engineers and more experienced professionals. We also give examples to show how the words are used in context.

http://ow.ly/mTeC304MbKN
Dictionary of Aviation
Dictionary of Aviation
aviationenglishacademy.com.au
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Discipline in Aviation

This article defines discipline and illustrates its importance to safe flight operations. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of discipline as the foundation of airmanship and the need to follow procedures to ensure safe operations.

The article also demonstrates that poor discipline is the direct result of attitudes that may lead a pilot to deviate from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). It also describes defenses and controls for these attitudes that will enable flight crews to enhance flight safety through improved personal discipline.

http://ow.ly/J3qc304MbAO
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ATC Recording - Air Force One flying into Canberra (Australia)

Recorded in October 2003, Air Force One checks in with Melbourne Centre over Southern New South Wales en-route to Canberra, Australia.

Also on frequency are two Royal Australian Air Force F/A 18 Hornets (callsign "Cobra") which were dispatched to intercept and escort AF1 from a location near the town of Wagga Wagga.

Have a listen to this recording. Do you think the communications with Air Force 1 is or should be the same as communicating with a commercial aircraft?

http://ow.ly/JWaF304MbhW
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Handling an Emergency

Most of us will go through our entire careers without ever having to declare an emergency. For those who do pull the short straw however, there are some basic considerations that apply, regardless of the specific problem(s).

The desired outcome for any emergency situation is a controlled rate of descent onto a prepared surface. The basic steps in any emergency are:

1. Maintain aircraft control
2. Analyze the situation and take proper action
3. Land when conditions permit

Declaring an emergency is an exceptional tool for any captain. Do not hesitate to use it when considered appropriate. This is not a career-ending move! The document at the link below outlines some of the communications procedures involved in declaring an emergency.

http://ow.ly/ceib304MbuS
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ATC Recording - Cessna 172 emergency over Phillip Island, Victoria (Australia)

In this recording from 2003 Melbourne Centre responds to a Cessna 172 (VH-KWV) in distress over Westernport Bay near Phillip Island in Victoria (Australia).

The pilot has reported a problem relating to engine icing but has trouble communicating further details via the VHF radio.

ATC direct another aircraft (Piper VH-DTF) towards the distressed one to maintain a visual watch and to relay communications.

Have a listen to this recording and not how the communications were managed. If another aircraft were not available, how would you have handled this situation?

http://ow.ly/uOeX304MaTN
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Air-Ground Communications Briefing Note

The use of similar call signs by aircraft operating in the same area on the same RTF frequency often gives rise to potential and actual flight safety incidents. This hazard is usually referred to as “call sign confusion”.

This briefing note will introduce you to the key concepts that are required to alleviate call sign confusion.

http://ow.ly/6cMf304r88z
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It does happen sometimes, a person using a handheld radio broadcasts on a reserved and dedicated aviation channel. The particular person in this recording just happen to do it while sitting in his bathtub!

Have you ever encountered unauthorised broadcasts while on professional duties? If so, what did you do and how did you react? What do you think the ATC professional should've done in this situation?

Please discuss.

http://ow.ly/QLwQ304r7S1
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Group of students from Baiyun (China) at the Sydney training facilities of Aviation English Academy - and enjoying the Australian lifestyle

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