English Aerial Phraseology
FSI-ELNAcad. year: 2018/2019
The basic course necessary to pass for pilot English language practise for VFR flights. Used English flight idioms are examined, e.g. shortcuts, meteorology, regulations, aircraft, navigation, airport, flight procedure, principles of radio communication, AFIS, transponder, emergency and urgent messages.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Gaining knowledge of English aerial phraseology at the level, which is sufficient for starting VFR flights with English communication. Obtaining the ability to pass the English exam for VFR pilots at CAA.
The basic knowledge of English language – word order, negatives, There is/are, present simple tense, present continuous tense, future simple tense, past simple tense, passive voice, the adequate vocabulary.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Horák, V. : Angličtina pro piloty VFR, Bez-air, Praha,2009 , 0
Ellis,S.-Gerighty, T.: English for Aviation (for pilots and air traffic controllers), Oxford University Press, 2009
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Conditions to obtain the course-unit credit: participation in the course (80% at the minimum), 50% success of two tests (always after the third of explained subject-matter). The exam is of written form-50 questions. Evaluation: correct answer = +2%, wrong answer = 0%, the final mark is set by grand total, in accordance with FME BUT rules.
Language of instruction
The goal is to improve English in the area of aerial phraseology. Students will gain vocabulary that is necessary for the communication aircraft – land station. They acquire practical habits for using standard phraseology and the ability to understand broadcast with noises.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
If a student does not fulfil the conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit, the teacher may (in justifiable cases) state compensatory conditions.
Type of course unit
13 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
6. Flight procedure
7. Radiophony basis
10. Virtual flight control VFR
11. Emergency and urgent messages + transponder
13. Supplement for helicopter pilots
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1.-13. Explained subject-matter is practiced with the communication form aircraft-control tower during the virtual flight control VFR.