Mastering ATIS transcription is important for pilots, not only when planning a flight, but also when sitting for the FCL.055, since ATIS transmissions appear at least twice during the exam: in the fictional flight test, and as the last of the 10 messages of the live traffic test.
So, grab your headset and get some practice!
1 – 3 full ATIS
Listen to these ATIS from UK airports and jot down as much information as you can:
2 – more odds and ends
Listen to an audio file of various elements of ATIS recordings:
and find the missing words in this text.
3 – more listening comprehension
Read an « In English, please » article published in Infopilote in May 2018 entitled « It was supposed to be the advent of spring », and listen to the recording below to find the missing words.
4 – the general English section
After watching this video from the BBC, preferably without enabling the subtitles:
and reading these two articles, also from the BBC:
you should have a better understanding of how the presidential election works in the US, and why it is possible to be elected without having won a majority of the votes.
A few trivia questions:
1 – At the time of the writing of the constitution in 1787, why was the electoral college favored by the southern states?
2 – Which are the only 2 states that divide up their electoral college votes according to the proportion of votes each candidate received?
3 -In the past 100 years, how many presidents were elected without winning the public vote?
5 – the fun corner
This custom-made word search will help you review ATIS vocabulary the fun way!
Find more exercises on ATIS in Practice Papers #31 to #36 and in the October issue of Infopilote.