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Part 4: Autonomous activities

Home » Downwind Part 4: Autonomous activities Things to think about, research and discuss: What are the most challenging weather conditions you have ever flown in? What were the circumstances? What did you do? Have you ever flown in very cold conditions? If so, what problems did this cause? Similarly, have you ever flown in [...]
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Part 3: Listening comprehension

Home » Downwind Part 3: Listening comprehension Listen to part 1 of this recording about weather and aviation, then answer these questions: Audio file http://www.touch-english-and-go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/dw_unit_16_weather_part_1.mp3 According to the report, apart from pilots, which other aviation professionals need up to date and accurate weather reports? What are the two main reasons why they need this information? [...]
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Part 2: Reading comprehension

Home » Downwind Part 2: Reading comprehension Read the following article about how volcanic ash is monitored for the aviation industry and then answer the questions which follow. Volcanic ash and aviation Explosive volcanic eruptions fire large quantities of pulverized rock into the atmosphere, and these clouds of dust can sometimes reach altitudes of several [...]
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Part 1: Picture description

Home » Downwind Part 1: Picture description Describe these pictures in as much detail as you can Words which may help you: Lightning – storm / thunderstorm – thunder and lightning Overcast – cloudy – dark clouds – thunder clouds Questions to think about: What is the weather like? What can you see on the [...]
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Part 4: Autonomous activities

Home » Downwind Part 4: Autonomous activities Things to think about, research and discuss: What human factors do you think impact on a pilot’s performance? How important are human factors for safety in commercial aviation? How important do you think communication is in aviation? How important is communication is amongst aircrew? Have you ever experienced [...]
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Part 3: Listening comprehension

Home » Downwind Part 3: Listening comprehension Listen to this report about the causes of fatigue in aviation and then answer these questions: Audio file http://www.touch-english-and-go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/dw_unit_15_fatigue.mp3 Use these words and expression to complete this paragraph, based on what you have heard in the recording: rest - shared - sleep - rosters – work - advantage [...]
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Part 2: Reading comprehension

Home » Downwind Part 2: Reading comprehension Read the following incident reports relating to technical problems in aircraft and then answer the questions which follow. Human Factors in Aviation Contrary to popular belief, technical problems do not cause most accidents in aviation. More than 60% of accidents in aviation are caused by human error. In [...]
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Part 1: Picture description

Home » Downwind Part 1: Picture description Describe these pictures in as much detail as you can Words which may help you: Cockpit – flight controls – throttle Display - flight display – navigation display Flight Management System – autopilot console – switch panel Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons Questions to think about: Describe the instruments, [...]
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Part 4: Autonomous activities

Home » Downwind Part 4: Autonomous activities Things to think about, research and discuss: Have you ever sent a pet / animal to another country by air? If so, explain the circumstances. What would you need to think about if you were doing so? What do you need to think about if you are transporting [...]
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Part 3: Listening comprehension

Home » Downwind Part 3: Listening comprehension Before listening Use dictionaries and internet resources to make sure you know what the following words and expressions mean: Blood – blood group Urgent medical product Supply Hub Warehouse Delivery Range Listen to this radio report about the company Ziplines plan to use drones to deliver urgent medical [...]
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