The assessment itself

The assessment itself

The AEPS English assessment lasts approximately 20 minutes. All assessments are video recorded for quality control and monitoring purposes.

There are five parts to the assessment:

  • Presentation (both assessors)
    The candidate introduces him or herself and speaks briefly about his or her flying experience.
  • Text description (both assessors)
    The candidate is given a short aviation-related text to describe.
  • Photo description (both assessors)
    The candidate is given a short aviation-related photo to describe.
  • Open question (both assessors)
    The candidate gives a number between 1 and XX (number of questions in the list), and one of the assessors asks him or her the relevant question on the list of AEPS open questions.
  • Simulated flight (operational assessor)
    The candidate is given a document detailing an imaginary scenario in which they must contact an air traffic controller. The operational assessor plays the role of the controller and gives instructions to the pilot.

Reference document: Briefing instructions Candidate

Reference document: Briefing instructions Candidate

Assessment samples

Here are samples of the AEPS tests with different results:

You can find more samples, including different accents, here.