Flightpath: Aviation English for Pilots and ATCOs Student's Book with Audio CDs (3) and DVD: Aviation English for Pilots and Atcos Student edition [Mixed media product]

  • Formatas: Mixed media product, 192 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 263x195x10 mm, weight: 540 g, Worked examples or Exercises, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 CD-Audio and 1 DVD-ROM
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-Jul-2011
  • Leidėjas: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0521178711
  • ISBN-13: 9780521178716
  • Formatas: Mixed media product, 192 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 263x195x10 mm, weight: 540 g, Worked examples or Exercises, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 CD-Audio and 1 DVD-ROM
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-Jul-2011
  • Leidėjas: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0521178711
  • ISBN-13: 9780521178716
Flightpath is the definitive course for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers who need an ICAO4 level of English to work in the industry. Flightpath is the only Aviation English course to offer a thorough grounding in the full range of communication skills needed by aviation professionals to communicate in non-routine situations. With regular focus on ICAO criteria, learners are given full support in reaching industry standards, including case studies, analysis of their own communication skills, exposure to authentic in-flight communication, and communicative tasks. Flightpath is the most accurate preparation course available for any ICAO4 language test, and includes authentic industry training video. Flightpath has been reviewed and endorsed by a panel of leading aviation communication and safety professionals.

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Flightpath is the definitive course for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers who need an ICAO4 level of English to work in the industry.
1 Language and communication In aviation
Operational Topics
Types of RT communication situations
Examples of miscommunication
Managing communication
Communication Functions
Standard phraseology and plain language
Communication errors: Omitted or incorrect call sign
Types of transmission
Requesting clarification and making requests
Saying why unable
Language Content
Easily confused words
Word endings
Interrogative words and phrases
Using glossary definitions
American and British English
Part A: Hazards on the ground
2 Ground movements
Operational Topics
Airport markings and signs
Airport layout and areas
Ground equipment
Turnaround incidents
Start-up and push-back approval
Hot spots
Communication Functions
Communication errors: failure to acknowledge correctly (ATCOs)
Confirming and clarifying
Requesting confirmation
Describing the seriousness of a situation
Giving instructions and resolving problems
Detailed taxi instructions
Handling turnaround incidents
Language Content
Location and movement
Alphabet and numerals
Physical characteristics (colour, shape, size)
Incident vocabulary
Word endings
3 Communication on the ground
Operational Topics
Ramp safety
Handling incidents involving engineering, ambulance, security, firemen, tow vehicles etc.
'We're now at take-off.'
Managing a fire emergency
Communication Functions
Communication errors: failure to acknowledge correctly (pilots)
Reporting anomalies
Describing what you can see, hear and feel
Asking for clarification
Responding to problems
Managing a departure
Coordinating actions
Language Content
-ing: current actions and functions in word groups
Expressing compliance
Ground equipment vocabulary
Perception: describing what you think is happening
Having something done
Pronunciation: verbs ending in -ing;
States and changed states
4 Runway Incursions
Operational Topics
Runway confusion
The causes of runway incursions
Incident precursors
Taxiing best practice
ICAO recommendations for avoiding runway incursions (ATC)
Low-visibility operations
Sterile cockpit
Situational awareness
Communication Functions
Call signs
Communication errors: failure to seek confirmation
Dealing with garbled messages
Reporting past actions
From phraseology to plain language
Conditional clearances
Language Content
Safety vocabulary and synonyms
Modal verbs
Taking notes
Describing events in the past
Pronunciation, phrasing and fluency
Part A Review (Units 2-4)
Part B: En-route
5 Environmental threats
Operational Topics
Environmental phenomena
Pilot reports
Weather radar
Effects on flight paths
Responding to weather conditions
Volcanic ash clouds
Handling abnormal conditions in flight
Communication Functions
Communicating weather information
Communication errors: Expectation bias (1)
Describing a flight path
Reading back and confirming
Clarifying and rephrasing
Using coded/numerical sources
Saying why you are unable to do something
Language Content
Environmental phenomena
Adjectives for describing environmental conditions
Met abbreviations
Changing conditions
Same words used in different ways
Stress and intonation
Word recognition and context
Describing consequences
6 Level busts
Operational Topics
Level bust situations
ATC abbreviations
Causes of level bust
Reasons for communication breakdown
Recommendations for pilots and controllers for avoiding level busts
Negotiating level changes
Communication Functions
Reporting incidents
Communication errors: readback and hearback errors
Distinguishing call signs, frequencies and settings
Identifying causes
Managing separation and level changes
Language Content
Verb forms: active and passive in the past; Use of infinitive and present participle
Fail to
Word stress and intonation
Describing incidents
Enunciation, intonation and phrasing
7 Decision making
Operational Topics
US Airways Flight 1549
ETOPS diversion at night
Cardinal points
Decision making role plays
Decision making and the language barrier
The effects of stress
Managing abnormal situations
Communication Functions
Incident and action reporting
Expressing uncertainty
Communication errors: failure to question instructions
Dealing with a lack of language proficiency
Asking about and expressing feasibility and intention
Language Content
Use of simple past and present continuous
Phrasing, pronunciation and fluency
Stressed syllables
Useful phrases for dealing with a lack of language proficiency
Cause and effect: asking for reasons and explaining why
Part B Review (Units 5-7)
Part C: Approach and Landing
8 Approach and landing incidents
Operational Topics
Runway friction coefficients
Runway excursions
Stabilised approach
Loss of situational awareness
Approach hazards
Landmarks, terrain and obstacles
Jeppesen approach chart
On short final
Communication Functions
Correcting erroneous expectations
Asking about availability
Communication errors: uncorrected erroneous readback
Expressing concern
Describing precautions
Expressing urgency
Relaying information
Language Content
Giving advice using should
Will: future, intention and undertaking
Relaying information using reported speech
Describing position
9 Handling a technical malfunction
Operational Topics
ATC technical failures
Aircraft system failures
Consequences of a technical failure
Flight crew discussions
Electrical failure during approach
Monitoring a situation
ILS malfunction
Communication Functions
Suggesting action
Communication errors: failure to request clarification
Announcing a change
Asking and answering about consequences and reasons
Language Content
Describing technical conditions
Talking about consequences
Phrasal verbs (1)
Conjunctions and function words
Using context to distinguish between similar words
10 Reducing approach and landing risks
Operational Topics
Avoiding action
Visual References
Landing hazards
Do-lists and checklists
VOR DME procedures
Crew and Team Resource Management
ATC functions
Threat and error management
Problem solving
Communication Functions
Saying unable
Announcing a compulsory action
Announcing a (nearly) completed action having an effect on the present
Announcing an avoided problem
Communication errors: Expectation bias (2)
Reporting a previous communication
Describing procedures
Language Content
Phrasal verbs (2)
Present perfect tense
Still and yet
Expressing preferences
Reported speech
Phrasing, stress and intonation
Part C Review (Units 8-10)
Pairwork Activities 131(35)
Answer key 166(8)
Audioscript 174(17)
Glossary 191