2019 has been a great year for commemorations of various kinds.
1 – commemorationsFirst listen to this CNN story celebrating 100 years of commercial flight: then answer these questions: a – Which airlines are celebrating 100 years of commercial flight in 2019? b – What are the Delft houses filled with? c – What does the commentator mean by « a different runway »? d – Lisa’s uniform dates back to what year? To have a look at the Delft houses, watch the video here; and if you have not got all of it, read the full transcript here . Then read these shortened versions of two articles published on the 50th anniversaries of Concorde’s first flight and of the moon landing, then answer these questions: e – What is another expression for first flight? f – How long did this first flight last? g – When did Apollo 11 undock? h – Where did « Eagle », the Lunar Module, land? For the whole stories of both events visit The Connexion and the NASA sites.
2 – vocabularyThe « Flying » chapter in L’Anglais pour voler has 13 sections. Review the vocabulary on radio aids with this extract from the book.
3 – listening comprehensionListen to this www.pilotworkshop.com audio on VOR decommissioning in the US: Then answer these few questions:
a – What was the original number of VORs?
b – What does MON stand for?
c – What replaces a VOR when it has been decommissioned?
d – Above which altitude would MON coverage be guaranteed?
e – How many VORs does the FAA plan to decommission by 2025?
You can check the transcript here . Remember that you can sign up for their « pilot’s tip of the week » here .