Category Archives: Aviation English

Ground Collision in Brussels: Passive

 Today’s post is freely based on a ground collision event brought to me by Cpt. Rockert, who’s a dear co-worker and friend. Are you familiar with this accident which took place in Brussels, 1998? Let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading

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Focus on: Dead

  Hello! Halloween is just around the corner, so why don’t we make the most of the theme and take a closer look at the adjective dead? Dead, as you know, refers to something having lost alive or that’s not … Continue reading

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Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA): the latest version

So ANAC have recently implemented substantial changes in their English proficiency test and they’re about to launch a new website, which will feature a simulation video presenting the new format of the exam, entitled Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA). Approved … Continue reading

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Collocations: landing

“I’ve been in airplanes that have aborted both takeoffs and landings. They aren’t fun. I’ve seen a lot of things happen on flights that you wouldn’t believe. But until you experience it, you really never see flight attendants in action. … Continue reading

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“I crash-landed in the Hudson”

Much has been said and written about the US Airways Flight 1549 when it took off from La Guardia airport in January 2009, and since then it’s always been among the episodes that pilots mention the most in the ICAO … Continue reading

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