The content of IR English is very similar to daily operation of a airline pilot or a pilot using Instrument Flying Rules for the purpose of flight.
As required by AMC3 FCL.055(a), We will split the IR Engllish language assessment into three parts.
IR English on ground ⬇️⬇️⬇️
We just need to make sure you are able to read and understand relevant aviation sources. To comply with AMC3 FCL.055(a)(2), our language proficiency examiner will look on following:
- your ability to read and understand of technical manuals written in English. This might be an operations manual or simply some text from Jeppesen manual
- pre-flight planning, weather information collection, NOTAMs, ATC flight plan, etc.;
- use of all aeronautical en-route, departure and approach charts and associated documents written in English.
IR English in Flight ⬇️⬇️⬇️
During the simulation of IFR Flight, language proficiency examiner will specifically look for R/T relevant to all phases of flight, including emergency situations. You may expect standard communication - exactly the same like you are used to from your Instrument Rating training. The airport and callsigns will be mutually agreed with LPE. The content of the IR English exam in flight consists of assessing the candidate's ability to respond to the following situations:
- initial contact with ATC and ATC flight clerance
- taxi clearance
- emergency procedures during taxi
- take-off clearance
- departure procedures
- emergency procedures
- in-flight diversion to the alternate ai rport
- holding entry procedures and holding
- maintaining holding patterns
- approach procedures
- landing clearance and taxi clearence
- preventing runway incursions
- engine shut-down