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Answer the questions.



Listen to the report of a near miss.

 

Choose the best summary.

 

a Low visibility led to near miss

b Controllers prevent collision

c Lack of communication led to near miss

 

2 Underline the correct information.

 

1 The 757 was heading for / coming from Copenhagen.

2 The aircraft avoided collision by 200 / 400 / 800 feet.

3 Disaster was avoided when a training inspector / controllers instructed the aircraft to alter course.

4 The report recommends that radar screens be improved / changed.

 

 


 

 

TEXT 2 (1.05 – Track 02) SPECIAL FLIGHTS

 

Listen to an air-traffic controller talking about Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) arrivals to air show and decide if the statements are true or false. Correct the false ones.

1 VFR pilots have to read back ATC instructions.

2 VFR pilots acknowledge messages by rocking their wings.

3 Aircraft land on the runway one after another.

4 VFR traffic usually lands in front of the IFR traffic.

5 IFR traffic flies slower than normal on short final.


 

TEXT 3 (1.08 – Track 03) VIP FLIGHTS

Listen to an interview about the effects of VIP flights on airports.

Choose the best summary.

a Closures due to VIP flights are inconvenient but necessary.

b VIP flights cause problems and should be directed to air force bases.

c VIP flights should be kept to a minimum.

 

2 Tick (ü) the problems that are mentioned.

¨ cancelled flights ¨ congestion anxiety
¨ controllers’ stress ¨ mid-air panic
¨ heart attacks ¨ runway incursions
¨ poor maintenance ¨ swine fever
¨ overheating    

TEXT 4 (1.11 – Track 04) DELAYS

Listen to the briefing and answer the questions.

1 Where is there a regulation that lasts all day?

2 Where have ATC taken some measures to improve flow?

3 Where might improvements be seen in traffic flow?

4 Where are the longest delays?

5 Which country will be affected by the regulation in Cyprus?

6 Where might regulations continue into the afternoon?

 


TEXT 5 (1.18 – Track 05) BELLY-LANDINGS

Listen to an interview with an airport spokesman about a no-gear landing.

1Why did the aircraft execute a belly landing?

 

Put the sentences in the correct chronological order.

 

a The aircraft hit the runway.

b The pilot decided to land.

c The crew switched the GPWS system off.

d The 757 started to take-off.

e The crew realized the gear was not down.

f The pilot saw a 757 on the runway.

 


 

 

TEXT 6 (1.21 – Track 06) NEAR MISS INCIDENT NEAR KRASNODAR

Listen to a news report about a near miss and explain what the following refer to.

1 Krasnodar

2 302

3 10

4 10

5 200

6 15


TEXT 7 (1.24 – Track 07) BIRDS

Listen to the conversation about new aviation-related technology.

Answer the questions.

1 Where does the conversation take place?

2 What technology are they talking about?

3 Who does the technology serve?