VFR English

Aviation communication for VFR pilots. All private pilot license holders, must have it.

Language proficiency is a part of the flight training and the flight school should prepare you for the proficiency exam. The exam is required by the Commission Regulation No. 1178/2011, Part FCL, statute FCL.055 for all pilots before their first solo flight at the latest. Language proficiency is endorsed into pilot license even if your hold only PPL and fly VFR.

Flight examiner simulates communication between the pilot and the ATC, rates the IR English exam in real-time, and marks the exam PASS/FAIL.

The service can be useful for flight schools providing flight training for PPL(A) and LAPL(A) qualifications.

The applicant has to undergo an VFR flight simulation, where the flight examiner takes on the role of an ATC, and the applicant takes on the role of an VFR pilot. This is to make sure the applicant is able to use English in VFR operations.

As a part of the Aviation communication exam, the examiner focuses mainly on applicant's ability to respond to the following situations:

  • listening and comprehension of ATIS, flight planning
  • initial contact with ATC and flight permit
  • taxi clearance
  • emergency procedures during taxiing
  • takeoff clearance
  • departure procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • alternate airport diversion
  • holding patterns entry procedures
  • maintaining holding patterns
  • approach procedures
  • landing clearance and taxiing clear of runway
  • apron taxiing
  • preventing unauthorized runway incursions
  • engine switch off