Practice for the FCL.055 n°5 – phraseology guidelines

1 – phraseology review

Review the phraseology on flight information with this extract from L’Anglais pour voler:

                                                                                                                          Flight information

More double pages from L’Anglais pour voler’s phraseology chapter can be found in previous Practice Papers:

– PP #40 (with pronunciation)                                                       radio

– PP #36 Shelter-in-Place Special Edition n°6                     Aerodrome traffic circuit, landing

– PP #34 Shelter-in-Place Special Edition n°4                    Aerodrome, take-off

– PP #33 Shelter-in-Place Special Edition n°3                    Aerodrome, on the ground

– PP #31 Shelter-in-Place Special Edition n°1                    A few useful words, 1 and A few useful words, 2

– PP #13                                                                                                     ATIS

2 – reading comprehension

The « In English, please » article in Infopilote’s January issue consisted of a treasure hunt across the first half of an EGAST document entitled:

« A guide to phraseology for general aviation pilots in Europe ».

Let’s pick up where we stopped at the end of the article and resume browsing through the document from page 26:

– how do you ask a controller for help in avoiding traffic you don’t have in sight?

– why is it important to ensure that a flight plan is closed?

– a diagram showing a visual circuit is on the back inside cover of the document. How is the « long final » defined?

– when is a runway vacated?

– listen to the pilot/controller exchange on page 42 and single out the expressions showing that D-ABCD is landing on an uncontrolled aerodrome.

3 – listening comprehension

Listen to an audio file featuring a flight to and from Baden Baden:

and find the missing words in this text: Baden Baden

4 – the general English section

China is about to rejoice in the advent of the Year of the Ox. Read more about the Chinese zodiac here,  and answer these questions:

– when is the Chinese New Year falling this year?

– which element is associated with 2021?

– which element is the Ox’s fixed element?

– why is there no cat in the Chinese zodiac?

5 – the Fun Corner

Listen to the recording below to find the solution to this enigma:

  Riddle me this, riddle me that

2 – reading comprehension

– « request vectors ».

– to avoid unnecessary search and rescue activity.

– between 8 and 4 miles from the runway threshold when on a straight-in approach.

– when the whole aircraft is beyond the relevant runway holding position.

– « runway 2-7 free for landing », « taxiway Alpha available ».

3 – listening comprehension

Full script

4 – the General English corner

– Friday, February 12th

– Metal

– Earth

– because the rat forgot to wake up the cat on the morning of the race.

5 – the Fun Corner

N678J, a BE58, destination EGJJ, present weather or airfield information NOSIG, runway in use 0-9