Airspace in Europe is complicated and overcrowded. Busy airports, military areas, and/or special use airspace can make the planning of a flight something of a challenge. Let’s fly into the subject.
1 – vocabulary
Review the vocabulary on airspace with the help of a double-page extract from L’Anglais pour voler.
2 – reading comprehension
Read the « In English, please » article published in the March 2014 issue of Infopilote entitled: « Know your airspace, don’t become an infringement statistic ».
Then answer these questions:
a – is radio contact compulsory for VFR flights in class E airspace?
b – mention some factors that can lead to airspace infringement.
c – the Channel Island Control Zone is notified as which class of airspace?
d – what are the 4 classes of airspace that can be found in Belgium?
3 – listening comprehension
Listen to the audio recording of 15 pilot-controller messages, partly sourced from www.liveatc.net, and from former Infopilote articles.
Find the missing words in this transcription of the recording.
4 – general English corner
Mother’s day is closing in fast. To celebrate this very special day, we’ll review the expressions all mothers are bound to know, as they are universal in parenting. You want to check how they say « quand est-ce qu’on arrive? » in English? Well, here is the place to go!