Left turn approved. Climbing to 2000 feet until reaching zone boundary. BX. OK, roger. B67.
Unit 2 Exercise 8
Luton Tower, Big Red 553. Radio check 121.2
Big Red 553, Luton Tower, Readability 5.
Big Red 553.
963, it looks as though your pitot head cover is still on. Would you please check?
Unit 2 Exercise 9
Ground, Speedbird 305. Radio check box 1 on 119.4.
Say again, calling.
Speedbird 305. I want to do a radio check on box 1. 119.4, please.
Sorry – you’re totally unreadable.
Er, yes. Ground, I want to check on the load today, Fedex 36.
Fedex 36, go ahead, sir.
I’ve got a quantity of aerosols – for insect spraying. They’re OK – but I’ve got a live snake on board, and there’s no documentation. Fedex 36.
Fedex 36. no sir. There’s no special documentation needed.
You’re sure? Won’t I need documents on arrival in Kuala Lumpur? Fedex 36.
Fedex 36 no, it’s fine sir. You don’t need any documents for Malaysia now.
Ground, request start up. B344.
Sorry, B344. I’ve no flight plan for B344. Stand by. I’ll check you out.
Ground, the plan was filed a couple of hours ago. B344.
B344, my apologies. The computer has failed again and so that’s obviously the reason.
While we’re waiting for our clearance, is there a clear area we can taxi to? I want to do a run-up. B344.
B344, stand by. I’ll get back to you very shortly. OK, er, B344 – I have your flight plan. Start up approved. The temperature is plus 17.
Unit 2 Exercise 14
Gatwick Information Hotel, 1755 automated weather. Wind 260 degrees, 15 knots, gusting 27 knots, visibility 6 kilometres, light snow, broken 2600, overcast 3500. Temperature –5, dew point –11, QNH 997 hectopascals. ILS runway 23 left approach in use. Landing runway 23 left, departing runway 23 right. Notice to airmen runway 18 closed. Read back all runway assignments and hold short instructions. Use caution for birds in the vicinity of the active runway. Advise the controller on initial contact you have Hotel.
Unit 2 Exercise 15
Luton International information Bravo, weather at 1355 UTC. Wind 300 at 8 knots, visibility 5 kilometres. Few 1200, scattered 3000, overcast 5000, temperature 15, dew point 8, QNH 998 hectopascals. IFR approach is ILS or visual, runway 26 left and runway 26 right. Departures, runway 26 right. GPS approaches available. VFR aircraft say direction of flight. All aircraft read back all hold short instructions. Inform ATC that you have information Bravo.
Unit 2 Exercise 17
Lahoa FIR SIGMET timed 1200 hours. Volcanic cloud reported drifting south west of Lahoa. From 2000 up to 10000 feet.
Tripoli VOLMET special broadcast at 0030. Heavy sandstorm reported south of Tripoli from ground level up to 9000 feet. Tripoli airport closed. Special SIGMET.
Antalya VOLMET special broadcast at 1000. Antalya airport closed due to earth tremors.
X-1234, heavy storms approaching the vicinity of the airport. Also, severe wind shear reported at 800 feet during last 30 minutes. Suggest you delay your departure.
Strong wind warning. Initially gusts around 25 knots, but gradually increasing during the afternoon to reach 35 knots by 2000 Z.
Unit 3 Exercise 2
United 439 holding on taxiway L.
United 439, hold position. There’s an aircraft de-icer at stand 62 blocking your stand. BA Bus Number 5, where are you?
Unit 3 Exercise 4
Tug 3, report when ready to vacate stand 6. Lufthansa 158 approaching.
Ground, KLM 219 runway 24 clear. Holding. Listen, can I change stand? I have to be near our maintenance area. I have a flat tire on the nose gear.
KLM 219, do you need a push-back tug?
Hang on a minute. Hello. Hello. I can’t hear. I’ve got a radio problem. Tug 3.
Lufthansa 158, slow down, taxi slowly to intersection D4. KLM 219, stand by. Tug 3, vacate stand 6. Report.
Taxiing slowly. Stand 6 in sight and still blocked. Request stand change. Lufthansa 158.
KLM 219, still holding. Did you get my message? Confirm stand, please.
Ground, read you now. Stand 6 vacated. Tug 3.
Roger Tug 3. Lufthansa 158, stand 6 is cleared. Proceed straight ahead. Break break. KLM 219, hold position. Give way to 757 on taxiway Z.
Holding position, KLM 219.
Stand 6 confirmed. Lufthansa 158
KLM 219, stand 19 is clear. A maintenance truck is on its way for your flat. Taxi with caution due to works. Keep well to the left.
Unit 3 Exercise 10
1 Be informed. Centreline lights out of order on runway 27.
2 Caution. Construction work at the edge of the taxiway. It’s marked by red flags.
3 Be advised. Ice reported at the holding area. Braking action poor. Caution.
4 Be advised. Standing water at the midpoint on the runway.
5 Caution. Slush on stand E40.
6 Be advised. Edge of apron partly covered with gravel opposite the terminal building.
Unit 3 Exercise 13
Finnair 2115, taxi with caution. A snowplough is proceeding to the intersection.
Roger, Finnair 2115.
Singapore 107, de-icing finished more than 10 minutes ago. The de-icer trucks have already left. Request immediate start-up to meet my slot time of 25.
Negative, Singapore 107. You have a new slot time of 40, repeat 40.
Singapore 107, confirm new slot time of 40, but still expect to start-up because de-icing is already done. Can you put me on request for slot before 40?
Singapore 107, stand by. I’ll call you back in a few seconds. Finnair 2115 slow down, hold position at intersection. Snowplough and sweepers at work. Singapore 107, slot time still 40.
Unit 3 Exercise 15
Speedbird 937, push back approved.
Speedbird 937 is pushing back.
Roger Speedbird 937, taxi to runway 24 via taxiway B1 to holding point L3. Report holding point L3. Wind 180 degrees, 5 knots. QNH 1010, time 23.
Speedbird 937 to holding point L3 via taxiway … Speedbird 937 at holding point L3 ready for immediate departure.
Speedbird 937 maintain position at L3. Wait for landing Airbus 320 to vacate runway 24.
Holding position at L3, waiting for A320 to vacate, Speedbird 937.
Speedbird 937 line up and hold. Prepare for departure. Er, 937, hold position, I say again hold position at L3. Cancel line up. Acknowledge.
Holding position at L3. Speedbird 937.
Speedbird 937. I can’t issue take off clearance. There seems to be a problem. The Airbus 320 has stopped on the runway. Stand by, Speedbird 937
Roger, Speedbird 937.
Unit 3 Exercise 18
Speedbird 937, the problem seems to be over. The Airbus 320 is being towed off runway 24 because of a major engine failure. Expect further delay due to sweepers clearing debris. It should take no more than 5 or 6 minutes.
Roger. Speedbird 937.
Unit 4 Exercise 1
456, expedite taxi to runway 06 left.
Which holding point are we heading for?
It’s usually A, but I’m taking AG. We get a shorter runway, but it’s still OK. I never like this runway. That rise in the middle blocks the view. You can’t see the other end until you’re at the midpoint.
456, line up and take off immediately runway 06 left.
Taking off. Runway 06 left. 456. There are vehicles on the runway!
We’ll make it. V1 … rotate.
What the hell …
Looked like works of some sort.
Control, we’ve just had a near miss with some vehicles near the end of the runway.
Yeah, we saw 456. You cleared them by about 50 feet. You entered the runway at the wrong point. We do not have the full length available today.
BVL, for identification purposes, could you to turn left heading 340. BVL. Identified. Maintain flight level 190. After passing GANET turn left heading 270.
Flight level 190, turn left heading 270. BVL.
N355, climb flight level 80.
Climbing flight level 90. N355.
N355, I say again flight level 80, 80. Keep at flight level 80 due traffic. You’re up at 8600 feet already. Descend immediately.
Did you say flight level 80? Are you sure? N355.
Affirm, N355. Descend immediately. There’s inbound traffic at 6 miles now, flight level 90.
GBL, airborne 1905. Climb straight ahead heading 050. Report when you’re past 5000 feet. Aborting take off. Where’s the smoke coming from?
Unit 4 Exercise 4
Did you say you checked the QNH setting?
Yeah, it’s fine.
Are you sure you want us to use taxiway X?
Sorry, no. Taxiway P.
Sorry, can we use runway 23 instead of runway 28?
Yep, that’s fine.
Did you say you wanted medical assistance?
Can I change to flight level 350 rather than 310?
As you wish. Flight level 350.
Can you confirm you’ve reached flight level 150?
Sure – just approaching 150 now.
Unit 4 Exercise 5
L556, are you ready for departure?
L556, cleared for take off. Wind 270 degrees, 5 knots.
Cleared for take off. L556.
L556, be advised, helicopter at the end of runway 27 left.
Rolling. We have no visual contact. No helicopter in sight. L556.
L556, yes sir. Helicopter at the end of the runway. He’s just come from the north. Continue departure.
We have no visual with helicopter. Are you sure? L556.
Ah – L556, the helicopter is above the runway, sir.
What? He’s not even on the ground?
Ah! I’ve got him. No conflict. Over there, look! He’s hovering about 100 feet up at 3 o’clock. Across the airfield near the chimney. Just in front of that large building.
Well over to the right. Beyond the car park, behind the trees, next to the chimney. In fact if he gets any closer he’ll bump into it! It’s fine. No problem. He’s well below our path.
Unit 4 Exercise 9
YB, look out for slow-moving traffic 6 miles ahead of you. You’ll pass over him.
YB, avoiding action. Turn left immediately heading 270 degrees, opposite traffic at 12 o’clock.
YB, traffic on your left, 6 miles overtaking. Same level.
YB, be informed. Fast-moving traffic at 2 o’clock, 6 miles crossing right to left. 1000 feet below.
YB, conflicting traffic at 9 o’clock.
YB, traffic 3 o’clock, 8 miles parallel. DC10 1000 feet below, climbing.
YB, maintain flight level 80 due converging traffic 10 o’clock, 15 miles, 1000 feet below. Maintain 80 until further advised.
YB, you’re well clear of traffic. He’s diverging away from you. In your 2 o’clock position.
Unit 4 Exercise 12
B550 we have a report of some vapour streaming aft of you.
Tumbiki Control, thanks. Sounds like we’re losing some fuel. We’re declaring an emergency. Returning to Tumbiki. B550.
B550, roger. Do you want to dump any fuel?
Affirmative. I’ll have to get rid of some. I can’t risk any overheating of the brake units. And I certainly don’t want any fuel spilling onto hot brakes. B550
B550, do you require any airport services?
Affirmative. I need some protection, please. Fire and rescue services required. B550.
Unit 5 Exercise 1
Be informed. Weather balloon drifting across your path from right to left. Level unknown, but it’s approximately 4 miles north-east of your current position.
Caution. Obstacle warning light on top of Marchwood Power Station inoperable.
Be advised. Fuel dumping in progress 20 miles east of Aberdeen. Eastbound. Flight level 100. Avoid flight within 5 miles at this level. If within 5 miles remain at least 1000 above or 2000 feet below this aircraft. B333, affirm. You have traffic ahead. It’s a 747. Must be wake turbulence. Would you like a higher level?
Unit 5 Exercise 12
OK – we’re fine at this level. Next time please give us at least 6 miles behind a heavy. B333.
We’re turning back to Lohoa. I think it was the engine … the engine fell ooff.
Buck 36, say your intentions.
We are going to maintain this heading. We’re having problems with speed and with flight controls. Buck 36.
Buck 36, roger. Choose your runway. We’ll clear everything. Are you able to maintain terrain clearance?
Affirmative. We are maintaining 1500 feet. We need to get rid of fuel. Buck 36.
Buck 36, roger.
All right. I want runway 6 left.
Buck 36, runway 6 left, cleared to land.
Unit 5 Exercise 14
We have a passenger with severe chest pain and is clearly not at all well. We’ve got him on oxygen.
OK, is the pain a really crushing pain? Maybe moving into his jaw or left arm?
Shortness of breath?
Have you worked out if …
We have a problem with a diabetic patient. He’s quite aggressive, but his wife assures us it’s because he’s diabetic. Apparently he took his insulin before coming on board as he was expecting to eat shortly afterwards. We were delayed though and sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half so he hasn’t eaten. His wife is very worried …
Unit 6 Exercise 1
Big-B 276, Wessex Approach. Joining the hold. Maintaining 8000 feet. Alitalia 29, if you could come back to final approach speed – there are a couple of aircraft want to get off ahead of you.
Unit 6 Exercise 9
Petersburg Approach, KLM 405.
KLM 405, Petersburg Approach. Maintain altitude 2400 meters.
KLM 405 maintaining altitude 2400 meters.
Report KE KLM 405.
KE time 26, altitude 2400 meters. Estimating OLSON 28. Request descent.
KLM 405, descend altitude 1500 meters.
Descending 1500 meters. KLM 405.
Maintain altitude 1500 meters, QNH 1008. Report speed 405.
220 knots reducing to 190 knots, 1008, KLM 405.
Roger, KLM 405.
Unit 6 Exercise 10-11
Information Romeo: 2000 Z scattered 8000, visibility 14 kilometres, temperature 44, wind 310, 8 knots, altimeter 30.00, expect ILS or visual to runway 24 and 33, advise on first contact you have information Romeo.
Unit 6 Exercise 13
KLM 405, continue heading 270, descend 900 metres, reduce speed 180 knots, and report outer marker for runway 28 left.
Heading 270, descend 900 metres, reduce speed 180 knots, will report outer marker for runway 28 left. KLM 405.
KLM 405, be advised of wet conditions on runway 28 left. A mix of slush and rain. Lots of standing water.
Approach, can I change runway? KLM 405.
Negative. Reports of wet conditions are not critical, but adjust your speed, 405.
I’m pretty heavy. Listen, I’m overshooting. 405.
Confirm 405, are you going around?
Affirm. 405 is going around, I say again going around.
Understood 405 going around. Climb straight ahead …
Unit 6 Exercise 14
Approach, KLM 405, established on ILS 28 right. What’s the situation with the runway?
KLM 405, surface conditions no better no worse. Runway wet, slush in patches, there’s slight aquaplaning reported, braking action good. Continue approach on ILS, you are number 2, number 1 is touching down. Be sure to check your speed on final.
Thanks. Continuing approach, KLM 405.
Unit 6 Exercise 16
Bradley Approach, American 745 at 8000 feet with Romeo.
Roger American 745. Heading 330. Descend to 5000 feet, vectors to runway 33, traffic pattern for the visual approach.
Approach, American 745. We have you in sight.
Cleared for visual approach runway 33. Uh, hang on, American 745. We got quite a bit of traffic here today. Do you mind going for runway 24?
Runway 24? No problem.
OK, set up downwind for 24, steer 060, American 745.
Affirmative, we’ll go runway 24. I also need a favour. The crew have just reported a sick passenger. Would you organize an ambulance on arrival?
Unit 6 Exercise 18
F22, Newbury Tower. Turn right heading 060. Reduce speed to 180 knots.
Turning right heading 060. Speed now 200 knots. Turning base leg. F22.
F22, cleared altitude 2500 feet. Say again 2500 feet. You’re already lower than that. You must stay above 2500 feet.
2500. F22. 2500.
F22, yes – you’re still too low – you have to be above 2500 feet. If you could climb back up to 2500 please and turn right now onto 120 degrees.
Turning 120, F22.
F22, you are still descending! You must climb now. Climb 2500 feet.
2500 feet. F22.
F22, climb immediately. There is a mast 4 miles due east of your current position. Height is 1300 feet. When you get to it, it’ll be higher than you. F22, QNH 982. Can you confirm you are indicating 1500?
Just got it now and climbing. Reading 2000 feet. F22.
F22, you can level off at 2000 feet please to intercept the glidepath at 7 miles. You are now clear of the TV mast.
Unit 7 Exercise 5
There’s no ECAM message so why don’t you check the handbook now, so we can work out how to get this thing down safely.
Would you like me to put you through to your company?
Possibly. Perhaps you could give me a few minutes to check the handbook and then call back?
Roger. I’ll call you back in 2 minutes, shall I?
We’ve no idea whether the whole of the nose gear is damaged. I think we ought to assume it may all collapse when we land.
Unit 7 Exercise 7
SAS 105, your company engineers have requested a low pass to inspect the gear. You could do that as soon as you’re ready. The engineers will give you a visual inspection of the landing gear.
Roger. Sounds good. Why don’t we come down to about 500 feet?
OK, try it. Fly level past the runway threshold.
Roger. OK – we’re at 500 feet.
Yeah, we know. It’s not low enough. The gear’s down but we need a much closer look. What about going down to 300 feet?
Shall I go down to 200?
OK, yes. I think you should because it’s really difficult to see much at the moment. OK, OK, that’s great. Yeah – left nose wheel is definitely missing but the right nose wheel is in place. So, heading 320 climb to 3000 feet. You’ll get onward clearance shortly to rejoin the holding stack.
Unit 7 Exercise 8
SAS105, what’s the fuel situation?
We’re at maximum weight but I don’t want to wait any longer. It’ll be dark soon. SAS105.
OK, SAS105. I know you didn’t specifically request foam, but expect foam carpet in approximately 15 minutes. How many passengers aboard?
237 plus 8 crew. All services needed. SAS105.
Roger, 105. SAS105, cleared for straight-in approach. Runway 06 left. Wind 025, 10 knots. QNH 1008. Fire services advised. No problem. Taxiing to gate 47. American 99. Freedom 6182 taxiing, right turn at F, proceeding to gate 52, caution construction work at 52.