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Problems - Reporting them

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Reporting what you've heard in your own words

 


Observation: This page is meant to give you material to train reporting and, in no way, to teach you phraseology.

Some basics about reporting

 

Taking notes

While listening take clear notes using shorthand. If you haven't developped your own shorthand yet, get some inspiration from the FAA or other examples

 

 

For the Santos-Dumont  English Assessment 

PART 2 – INTERACTING AS A PILOT

In this part all information is important, and you may take notes if you wish. You are the pilot of a twin-engined aircraft and you are going to communicate with the Air Traffic Control. Your call sign is ANAC 123.

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In the end of each situation:

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Now tell me everything the controller said in this last recording.

Expected answer: “The controller told me to…..and asked me to confirm if……..”

 

PART 3 – EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

In this part of the test, you will listen to three different communications between pilots and air traffic controllers. All information is important. [...] After listening to the recording, you should tell me everything that the pilot and the controller said. [...]

Situation 1) Listen to Situation number One:

PILOT: MIAMI CENTER, ANAC 123, [WE ARE NOW EXPERIENCING SEVERE TURBULENCE] [AT FLIGHT LEVEL THREE ZERO ZERO]. [A PASSENGER IS INJURED]. [REQUEST RETURN TO MIAMI].

ATC: ANAC 123, ROGER. [TURN RIGHT HEADING ONE ONE FIVE] AND [DESCEND TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO FOUR ZERO]. [MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WILL BE PROVIDED UPON ARRIVAL]. 

Now tell me, in your own words, everything that the pilot and the controller said.

Expected answer: “The pilot reported that…..and then the controller told him to……”

 

 

 

Now it's your turn

For each conversation below, try the following procedure:

1. Read it silently.

2. Report what you understood.

3. Answer the questions

 

If you need to review the theory of reported speech, try this page  or this one for practice and fun.

Whenever you want, click on the aircraft to come back to top.

 

 

1

Pilot : “Approach good afternoon, this is Good Air 880“

Controller : “Good Air 880 go ahead”

Pilot : “Good Air 880 passing FL 120 to FL 290”

Controller : “Fly direct VER”

Pilot : “Say again”

Controller : “I said fly direct VER”

Pilot : “Roger Good Air 880”

Controller : “After passing FL 180 contact control on 119.3”

Pilot : “Roger, Good Air 880”

Controller : “Traffic at your 11 o’clock range 15 miles”

Pilot : “TCAS contact on the traffic Good Air 880”

 

1. Based on the conversation, what part did controller repeat? Why?

2. Based on the conversation, was 9J 880 departing or arriving?

 

2

 

 

Controller: Jetwind 207, descend to FL 120, report passing FL180

Pilot: Leaving FL 180 for 120, wilco, Jetwind 207

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Pilot: Jetwind 207, passing FL 160, descending

Controller: Roger, Jetwind 207

Pilot: Control, we got a problem here, warning light is on for unknown reason, request priority landing

Controller: Jetwind 207, stand by for a moment, call you back shortly

Pilot: Jetwind 207

Controller: Jetwind 207, you’re number one, turn right, heading 210 and descend 6000 ft

 

1. Did the pilot make a wise decision in requesting for priority landing? Now, think about your answer. (20’)

2. In spite of the urgency of the situation, why did the controller instruct the pilot to stand by for a moment?

 

 

3

 

 

Pilot: Cranby Tower, Newstar 819, left engine failed, turning back for landing

Controller: Newstar 819, turn right, proceed to LOSO, make straight-in ILS approach runway 03

Pilot: Turn right to LOSO, runway 03, Newstar 819

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Pilot: Tower, we have another problem, hydraulic pressure is dropping, we’ll check gear extension, call you back, Newstar 819

Controller: Newstar 819, roger

Pilot: Tower, Newstar 819, we’ve got only one green, we’ve lost the main gears, we’ll try manual extension

Controller: Newstar 819, roger

Pilot: Control, gears cannot be deployed, request belly landing, Newstar 819

Controller: Roger, Newstar 819, we’ll prepare the runway for your request

1. When the pilot advised the controller of their intention to return for landing, what was the instruction of the controller?

2. If you were the pilot of Newstar 819, what do you expect to see on the runway as you land the aircraft?

 

 

4

 

 

Pilot: Gisborne Radar, Sunair 219

Controller: Sunair 219, Gisborne Radar, go ahead

Pilot: Sunair 219, Livington to Redlands, FL 180, we are not sure of our position, request radar vectors

Controller: We can assist you until you leave Guadalupe, for identification turn right 045 degrees, report new heading

Pilot: We are transponder equipped, request SSR code, Sunair 219

Controller: Roger, squawk 3614

Pilot: Squawking 3614

Controller: Sunair 219, radar contact, turn left heading 310, you are 12 miles to Brenton, maintain Fl 180

Pilot: Turning left heading 310, we’ll maintain FL 180, Sunair 219

 

1. What assistance was needed by Sunair 219 and why did they need that kind of assistance?

2. When instructed by the controller to turn right for identification, did the pilot follow the instruction? Why?

 

 

5

 

 

Tower: Delta 907, line up and wait, vehicle crossing the runway

Pilot: Line up and wait, Delta 907

Moments later,

Tower: Delta 907, you’re cleared for takeoff

Pilot: Cleared for takeoff, rolling, Delta 907

Tower: Delta 907, stop immediately, I say again, Delta 907 stop immediately, acknowledge

Pilot: Why? I don’t see anything wrong …

Tower: Delta 907, stop immediately, a tool box from the truck was accidentally dropped on the runway

Pilot: Stopping, request backtrack for another departure, Delta 907

Tower: Delta 907, negative, turn left to the next taxiway for another departure, you’ll be number two following the DC 10

 

 

6

 

 

1. Explain why it is really necessary for Delta 907 to abort the takeoff.

2. Is it appropriate for the pilot to question the controller when he, the pilot, was instructed to stop immediately?

 

Pilot: Durban Tower, Airjet 829, fully established runway 27L

Tower: Airjet 829, report passing outer marker, QFE 1000 hPa

Pilot: QFE 1000 hpa, roger, Airjet 829

....

Pilot: Outer marker, Airjet 829

Tower: Airjet 829, continue approach, 767 just rolling

Pilot: Airjet 829

Tower: Airjet 829, cleared to land, wind calm

Pilot: Cleared to land, Airjet 829…lots of birds here…

...

Pilot: We took one … two birds… and we lost number two engine… Durban Tower, Airjet 829 we have an emergency, number two engine is out…

Tower: Roger your emergency 829, what is your intention?

Pilot: 829 will continue to land, please have the equipment ready

Tower: Roger on that 829…

 

1. Why did the pilot of Airjet 829 declare an emergency?

2. Based on the conversation, would it be possible to execute a go-around?

 

 

7

 

 

Pilot: Cranby Tower, Newstar 819, left engine failed, turning back for landing

Controller: Newstar 819, turn right, proceed to LOSO, make straight-in ILS approach runway 03

Pilot: Turn right to LOSO, runway 03, Newstar 819

...

Pilot: Tower, we have another problem, hydraulic pressure is dropping, we’ll check gear extension, call you back, Newstar 819

Controller: Newstar 819, roger

Pilot: Tower, Newstar 819, we’ve got only one green, we’ve lost the main gears, we’ll try manual extension

Controller: Newstar 819, roger

Pilot: Control, gears cannot be deployed, request belly landing, Newstar 819

Controller: Roger, Newstar 819, we’ll prepare the runway for your request

 

1. When the pilot advised the controller of their intention to return for landing, what was the instruction of the controller?

2. If you were the pilot of Newstar 819, what do you expect to see on the runway as you land the aircraft?

 

 

8

 

 

Pilot: Cleveland Ground, Thai 847 request taxi

Control: 847, taxi via Lima to holding point runway 5R, wind 310 at 5 knots, QNH 1012 hPa

Pilot: Via Lima to holding point runway 5R, QNH 1012 hpa, 847

Control: Readback correct

(Moments late)

Control: 847, you’ve taken the wrong direction, turn right at Juliet, turn right at Romeo and taxi on Lima in the opposite direction

Pilot: Sorry about that, OK, we’re now turning right to Juliet then right again to Romeo then take Lima in the opposite direction, 847

Control: 847, that’s correct

Pilot: Control, permission to cross runway 36, 847

Control: 847, cleared to cross runway 36 and taxi all the way to holding point

Pilot: Cleared to cross runway 36, 847

 

1. What error did the pilot of Thai 847 commit?

2. How was the problem corrected?

 

 

9

 

 

Control: VIM 418, due to traffic, fly heading 030, climb 12,000 feet, QNH 1000

Pilot: Control, message garbled, please say again, VIM 418

Control: I say again, VIM 418, due to traffic, fly heading 030, climb 12,000 feet, QNH 1000

Pilot: Heading 030, climb 12,000 feet, QNH 1000 hPa, VIM 418

Control: Readback correct, report reaching 12,000 ft

Pilot: Roger, VIM 418

Moments later,

Pilot: Leveling at 12,000, VIM 418

Control: 418, roger, resume own navigation, direct DOX track 030, 12 miles

Pilot: 030, 12 miles direct DOX, 418

Control: 418, traffic at 2 o’clock 6 miles, west bound, a 737, 8000 feet, climbing

Pilot: Looking… 418

Control: 418, do you need vectors

Pilot: Negative, traffic in sight, not a factor, 418

 

1. What was the first instruction given by the controller to the pilot and why was it given?

2. Why didn’t VIM 418 need vectors to avoid the other traffic?

 

 

10

 

 

Pilot: Control, we’re having ice build up at this level, request higher altitude, Weststar 457

ATC: 457, climb to FL 290, report reaching

Pilot: Climbing, wilco, 457

Moments later,

Pilot: Weststar 457 now leveling at FL 290

ATC: 457, maintain FL 290, report DORI

Pilot: Weststar 457

Pilot: My goodness, we’re in a severe turbulence, we’re shaking badly, request emergency descent!

ATC: Cleared to descend, I repeat, 457 you are cleared to descend as requested

Pilot: Looks like we have a structural failure, we’re experiencing partial loss of control

ATC: Roger, 457, what’s your intention?

 

1. Did Weststar 457 maintain flight level 290? Why?

2. Why did the pilot think that the airplane suffered a structural failure?

 

 

11

 

 

Controller: Cloudstar 432, cleared for takeoff, winds 100 at 8 knots

Pilot: Cleared for takeoff, rolling, Cloudstar 432

Controller: Cloudstar 432, stop immediately, I say again stop immediately, right main gear is on fire

Pilot: Stopping, Cloudstar 432

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Pilot: We are on the stop way near the perimeter fence, executing emergency evacuation, Cloudstar 432

Controller: Cloudstar 432, fire engines and ambulance will be there in a few minutes

Pilot: Thank you, please dispatch three busses, Cloudstar 432

Controller: Cloudstar 432, roger

 

1. Why did the controller order the pilot to make an immediate stop?

2. If the airplane had not stopped as quickly as it did, do you think it would have ended up in a more dangerous situation? Why or why not?

 

 

 

12

 

 

Pilot: Departure, airborne, runway heading Qantas 910

Controller: Qantas 910, climb to 7,000 feet initially

Pilot: Roger, cleared to 7,000 feet initially; request to fly direct to PIM for a test flight, Qantas 910

Controller: At passing 6,000 feet fly direct to PIM

Pilot: At 6000, fly direct to PIM, Qantas 910

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Pilot: Qantas 910, approaching PIM, request from present position to fly direct to Jet Training Area for a test flight

Controller: At PIM resume own navigation to fly direct to Jet Training Area

Pilot: Roger, Qantas 910

 

1. What is the purpose of this flight?

2. What will the pilot upon reaching PIM?

 

 

 

 

13

 

PILOT: Tower, Sang Air 452, just landed, request taxi instructions

TOWER: Grand Air 31, left on Romeo 1 for Charlie, report when clear of the runway

PILOT: Roger

TOWER: Grand Air 31, you are entering Echo 1! I say again, proceed to Romeo 1 for Charlie

PILOT: Aaah, tower, can we just exit via Echo 1? It’s hard for me to make 180 degrees back now. Sorry for the mistake, I am not familiar with the airport layout yet

TOWER: Grand Air 31, Echo 1 is under repair, didn’t you see the warning sign?

PILOT: There was no warning sign, request tow to help us…

 

1. What was the problem in the conversation?

2. After this conversation, what would the controller do?

 

 

14

 

 

Pilot: Seattle tower, Aztec 726, after departure request right turn

Tower: Aztec 726, negative, maintain runway heading, climb 3,000 feet

Pilot: Roger, runway heading, 3,000 feet Aztec 726, rolling…

Tower: Aztec 726, you’re not yet cleared for takeoff, stop immediately, break, Cessna 801, expedite crossing the runway

Pilot: Sorry about that, Aztec 726

Tower: Aztec 726, vacate runway, turn left Charlie 3

Pilot: Turning left to Charlie 3, Aztec 726

 

1. Does the conversation depict a dangerous situation? Why?  

2. Why did the pilot apologize to the controller?

 

 

15

 

 

Controller : “Good Air 899, O’Hare approach, descend and maintain 3,000 feet, heading 180, cleared for ILS runway 07L approach.”

Pilot: “Descend, maintain 3000ft, heading 180 cleared for approach, Good Air 899”

Controller: “Good Air 899, Roger”

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Controller: “Traffic Alert, advise you turn left 240 and descend to 2000 immediately”

Pilot: “Good Air 899, heading 240 descend to 2000”

Controller: “Cessna 4 Delta Papa, Traffic, 2 o’clock eastbound B-737,  300 feet above you”

Pilot: “Traffic in sight, Good Air 899 ”

 

1. Why did the controller advise the pilot to change heading and descend immediately?

2. How did this situation end?

 

 

16

 

 

Controller: Ridge-Air 768, heading 090, descend to and maintain 1,500 feet until established the localizer, clear for ILS runway 07 approach.

Pilot: Heading 090, descend to 1,500 feet until established on the localizer clear for ILS 07 approach.

Controller: Ridge-Air 768, you are too low, check your altitude and instruments.

Pilot: Approach Control, Ridge-Air 768, the glide-slope is out of order. Again, glide slope malfunctioned.

Controller: Ridge-Air 768, cancel the ILS approach, and continue non-precision approach runway 07

Pilot: Roger, Ridge-Air 768

 

1. Why did the controller advise the pilot to check his instruments?

2. Was the controller’s instruction to continue no-precision approach appropriate??

 

 

17

 

 

Pilot: Bravo Radar, Tim-air 448

Controller: Tim-air 448, Bravo Radar, go ahead

Pilot: Tim-air 448, Ottawa to Greenlands, FL 200, we are not sure of our position, request radar vectors

Controller: We can assist you until you leave Ottawa, for identification turn right 060 degrees, report new heading

Pilot: We are transponder equipped, Tim-air 448

Controller: Roger, squawk 2122

Pilot: Squawking 2122

Controller: Tim-air 219, radar contact, turn left heading 240, you are 15 miles to LASIK VOR, maintain Fl 200

Pilot: Turning left heading 240, we’ll maintain FL 200, Tim-air 448

 

1. What assistance was needed by Tim-air 448 and why did they need that kind of assistance?  

2. When instructed by the controller to turn right for identification, did the pilot follow the instruction? Why?

 

 

18

 

 

Control: Fine-air 222, due to traffic, fly heading 050, climb 14,000 feet, QNH 1002

Pilot: Control, message garbled, please say again, Fine-air 222

Control: I say again, Fine-air 222, due to traffic, fly heading 050, climb 14,000 feet, QNH 1002

Pilot: Heading 050, climb 14,000 feet, QNH 1002 hPa, Fine-air 222

Control: Readback correct, report reaching 14,000 ft

Pilot: Roger, Fine-air 222

Moments later,

Pilot: Leveling at 14,000, Fine-air 222

Control: 222, roger, resume own navigation, direct DOTT.

Pilot: Direct DOTT, 222

Control: 222, traffic at 3 o’clock 5 miles, west bound, a 737, 10,000 feet, climbing

Pilot: Looking… 222

Control: 222, do you need vectors

Pilot: Negative, traffic in sight, 222

 

1. What was the first instruction given by the controller to the pilot and why was it given?

2. Why didn’t Fine-air 222 need vectors to avoid the other traffic?

 

 

19

 

 

Pilot: Tampa Tower, Dutch 755SE, we are returning to airport, we have an electrical problem.

Controller: Dutch 755SE, what kind of electrical problem?

Pilot: The low voltage warning light keeps coming on. It looks like an alternator has malfunctioned. We may lose our electrical power so our radio could be dead soon

Controller: Roger, Dutch 755SE, squawk 0734 and ident.

Pilot: Dutch 755SE, squawk 0734 and ident.

Controller: Dutch 755SE, radar contact, if possible, report at downwind runway 9L, you are number 1, clear to land runway 09L.

Pilot: Dutch 755SE, Number 1, clear to land runway 09L.

 

1. Why did Dutch 755SE try to come back to the airport?  

2. What can we expect to happen to Dutch 755SE if he keeps flying?

 

 

20

 

 

Controller: Long-Air 776, heading 070, descend to and maintain 1,500 feet until established the localizer, clear for ILS runway 05 approach.

Pilot: Heading 070, descend to 1,500 feet until established on the localizer clear for ILS 05 approach.

Controller: Long-Air 776, you are too low, check your altitude and instruments.

Pilot: Approach Control, Long-Air 776, the glide-slope is out of order. Again, glide slope malfunctioned.

Controller: Long-Air 776, cancel the ILS approach, and continue non-precision approach runway 07

Pilot: Roger, Long-Air 776

 

1. Why did the controller advise the pilot to check his instruments?

2. Was the controller’s instruction to continue no-precision approach appropriate?

 

 

21

 

 

ATC: Orient Air 567, continue approach, caution, runway is wet, previous landing MD 11 reported water on the runway, braking action is poor

Pilot: Roger, Orient Air 567 over the inner marker

...

Pilot: Are the approach lights on? Orient Air 567

ATC: Affirmative, the lights are on

Pilot: Please adjust to maximum setting; approach light is not in sight, Orient Air 567

ATC: Orient Air 567, approach lights are on maximum setting, you’re cleared to land

Pilot: Light is still not in sight; we’re going around, Orient Air 567

ATC: Orient Air 567, climb straight ahead until 8,000 feet then turn left to FRAM

Pilot: Roger, climb straight until 8,000; turn left to FRAM

 

1. What made it not possible for Orient Air 567 to land?

2. What action did the pilot take to solve the situation?

 

 

22

 

 

Pilot: Princeton Departure, PR 608, airborne, runway heading

Controller: Maintain runway heading, climb to FL 270

Pilot: Roger, runway heading, climb to FL 270, PR 608

Controller: PR 608, ground personnel reported that flame is coming out from one of your engines, verify

Pilot: Affirm, number one engine has surged, we’re shutting down number one

Controller: PR 608, what’s your intention?

Pilot: We are stable now but we’re requesting to return to the airport, PR 608

Controller: PR 608, roger, you’re number one

 

1. What kind of problem does PR 608 have?

2. What corrective measure did the pilot take? What was his intention?

 

 

23

 

 

Pilot: Gregory Ground, Orient 1136 request taxi on runway 13 for runway 06 departure

Controller: Hold short you are number 2

Pilot: Holding, Orient 1136

Controller: Orient 1136, cleared to taxi on runway 13 for runway 06 departure

Pilot: Cleared to taxi on runway 13, rolling, Orient 1136

Controller: Orient 1136, vacate the runway immediately, I repeat, vacate the runway immediately, acknowledge

Pilot: Ground, request taxi instruction, Orient 1136

Controller: Orient 1136, take the nearest taxiway, break, all aircraft, vacate runway 13 and runway 06, a B747 is on emergency due to system failure and may use either runway

 

1. Where was Orient 1136 when an emergency was declared?

2. Why was it necessary for Orient 1136 and other aircraft to vacate the runways?

 

 

24

 

 

Pilot: Tower, good afternoon, Pacific 313, establish on final, runway 28R

Controller: Pacific 313, continue approach, leading traffic about to touchdown

Pilot: Roger, Pacific 313

Controller: Pacific 313, leading aircraft stuck on the runway due to locked brake, sidestep to runway 28L or execute missed approach

Pilot: Ahh, what’s the visibility?

Controller: Visibility, two kilometers, Pacific 313, say your intention

Pilot: We’ll follow the localizer then sidestep runway 28L when sighted, Pacific 313

Controller: Pacific 313, roger

 

1. Why is it not appropriate for Pacific 313 to land on runway 28R?

2. What is the plan of the pilot to solve the situation?

 

 

25

 

 

Controller: PR 278, inbound traffic, southeast bound Boeing 737, 10 o’clock 13 miles climbing flight level 140, report in sight

Pilot: Looking out PR 278

Controller: PR 278, do you have the traffic in sight now?

Pilot: Negative, still looking out

Controller: PR 278, descend immediately to flight level 120, acknowledge

....

Controller: PR 278, descend immediately to flight level 120, I say again, descend immediately to flight level 120, acknowledge

Pilot: Sorry, my microphone was unplugged; maintaining flight level 140, traffic not a factor, PR 278

 

1. Why did the controller repeat his instructions to the pilot several times?

2. Did the pilot descend as instructed by the controller? Why or why not?

 

 

 

26

 

Pilot: Departure, Garuda 108 airborne runway heading

Controller: Garuda 108, passing 4,000 feet fly direct to TAPUS

Pilot: Roger, …we have a technical problem, request vector for returning to the airport

Controller: Fly heading 180 for traffic separation

Pilot: Request to fly over Rocky VOR

Controller: Say your intention

Pilot: We will be holding over the VOR to rectify our problem

Controller: Fly to Rocky VOR and hold, check when ready to commence

Pilot: Fly to hold over Rocky VOR, Garuda 108

...

Pilot: Departure, Garuda 108, technical problem rectified, request clearance to fly direct to TAPUS

Controller: Garuda 108, continue to hold due to traffic, expect clearance at 28

 

1. The pilot requested vector for returning; what happened?

2. After correcting the problem, was Garuda 108 approved to proceed with its flight immediately? Why?

 

 

27

 

 

Controller: PR 109, continue to climb to FL 290 and report reaching

Pilot: Climbing to FL 290, PR 109

...

Pilot: Leveling at FL 290, but we’re experiencing severe icing, control request descent PR 109

Controller: PR 109, negative due to traffic

Pilot: Control, we need to descend immediately, chunks of ice are impacting against our windshield!

Controller: PR 109, request approved, descend to FL 250

Pilot: Descending to FL 250, PR 109

...

Pilot: Control, we have a traffic alert on our TCAS, PR 109

 

1. What did the pilot want to do after leveling at FL 290? Why?

2. What finally convinced the controller to approve the request of the pilot to descend to a lower flight level?

 

 

28

 

 

Pilot: Holton Ground, UAL 480, stand 22 with information Echo, request push back and start up

Ground: UAL 480, push back approved, report when ready for start up

Pilot: Push back approved, wilco, UAL 480

...

Pilot: Ground, we are stuck on the apron; tow bar came off during push back, UAL 480

Ground: UAL 480, you can taxi under your own power from present position

Pilot: Space too narrow to turn around. We are arranging further push back, UAL 480

Ground: Roger, UAL 480.

 

1. What happened when UAL 480 was being pushed back?

2. Did the pilot follow the recommendation of the controller to taxi under the airplane’s own power? Why?

 

 

 

29

 

 

Pilot: “Departure, Orient 191, runway heading,”

Controller: “Orient 191, at 3,000 feet fly direct to Taper”

Pilot: “Ah, Control, request to join right downwind on runway 06R, due to technical problem”

Controller: “Are you declaring an emergency”

Pilot: “Affirmative, we are declaring an emergency”

Controller: “Check establish on right downwind on runway 06R”

Pilot: “Roger Orient 191”

Controller: “Do you need ground assistance”

Pilot: “Negative on right downwind and turning base now”

Controller: “Orient 191 clear to intercept final approach on runway 06R”

Pilot: “Roger Orient 191”

 

1. At what phase of the flight did Orient 191 suffer technical problems?

2. Do you think the airplane landed safely? Why?

 

 

30

 

 

Control: China Air 892, continue approach, runway is wet, previous landing Airbus reported standing water on the runway, braking action poor

Pilot: Roger, request ILS category II approach, China Air 982

Control: China Air 982, ILS category II is unserviceable due to the red side bars of the approach lighting inoperative, ILS category I minimum is operational

Pilot: Roger, ILS category I, China Air 982

...

Pilot: China Air 982, please increase intensity of the approach lights, they look dim

Control: China Air 982, they are already on maximum setting, cleared to land

Pilot: Cleared to land, China Air 982

 

1. What was the first request of the pilot of China Air 982?

2. Based on the conversation, what can you say about the visibility on the runway? Why?

 

 

31

 

 

Pilot: Qantas 886, radio check, how do you read?

ATC: 886, you are unreadable , check your transmitter and try again

Pilot: Roger, Qantas 886

Moments later,

Pilot: Christchurch Ground, Qantas 886 is back, how do you read now?

ATC: 886, give me a count from 1 to 5

Pilot: 886, radio check, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ATC: 886, loud and clear, read you five

 

1. What is the call-sign of the flight and what tower is he communicating with?

2. What does “read you five” mean?

 

 

 

32

 

Pilot: Pan, Pan, Pan, Pan, Pan, Pan, Marvile Control, Jetstar 667 intercepted urgency call from JoyAir 512, both engines inoperative; one is on fire, and descending…

ATC: Jetstar 667, we lost contact with JoyAir 512, please ask their position, altitude and POB…

Pilot: Roger, break, JoyAir 512, Marvile Control wants to know your position, altitude and number of people onboard, over …

Moments later,

Pilot: Marvile Control, I guess JoyAir 512’s receiver is inoperative but I heard they’re losing altitude and they’re attempting to ditch

ATC: Jetstar 667, roger…

Pilot: Oh …, Marvile Control, there’s an aircraft billowing smokes below us; that could be JoyAir 512…

ATC: Jetstar 667, say your present position and altitude

Pilot: BINA at 9100 meters, Jetstar 667

 

1. Why didn’t the controller communicate directly with JoyAir 512?

2. What is the main reason why the controller asked for the position and altitude of Jetstar 667?

 

 

 

33

 

Pilot: Edmonds Tower, MED 516, we’re coming back, hydraulic pressure is dropping, we need to dump fuel

ATC: MED 516, direct to CALA, after passing CALA heading 270, start dumping, upon completion, turn left heading 090 to CALA, maintain 10,000 feet

Pilot: Maintain 10,000 feet to CALA, after passing, heading 270, start dumping then turn left heading 090, MED 516

ATC: MED 516, that’s correct

Moments later,

Pilot: MED 516, fuel dumping terminated, ready to land

ATC: MED 516, join downwind, Runway 11L or 11R at your discretion

Pilot: Control, request low pass for landing gear visual check, we extended the gears manually

ATC: MED 516, cleared for a low pass not below 500 feet…

 

1. Why did MED 516 need to dump fuel?

2. Why did the pilot request for a low pass before landing?

 

 

34

 

 

Pilot: Clipper 623, reaching 12,000 feet

ATC: Clipper 623, roger

Pilot: Control, we’re encountering severe icing in clouds, request climb, Clipper 623

ATC: Clipper 623, standby, call you back

Pilot: Rime has accumulated on the wings, we need to climb immediately!

ATC: Clipper 623, cleared to climb FL 180, report reaching

Pilot: Climbing to FL 180, wilco, Clipper 623

Moments later,

Pilot: Clipper 623, reaching FL, 180, we still have ice at this level, request higher if able?

ATC: Clipper 623, can you accept FL 240?

Pilot: Affirmative

ATC: Clipper 623, cleared to climb to FL 240, report reaching

Pilot: Climbing to FL 240, wilco, Clipper 623

 

1. Why did Clipper 623 need to climb immediately?

2. What happened after Clipper 623 reached flight level 180?

 

 

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Pilot: Approach, CPA 908, 8000 ft. with information Kilo

ATC: 908, descent to 5000 feet, expect ILS approach runway 07, QNH 1001

Pilot: Descending to 5000 feet, runway 07, QNH 1001, 908

...

Pilot: CPA 908, JGA at 5000 ft, request straight in approach on ILS runway 07

ATC: 908, cleared straight in approach runway 21, report established

Pilot: CPA 908

Moments later,

Pilot: CPA 908, negative ILS

ATC: 908, you’re a bit high, descend a little bit

Pilot: Still negative ILS, we’re going around

ATC: 908, roger, standard procedure

 

1. What was the first instruction given by the controller to the pilot?

2. What did the pilot encounter and how did he react?

 

 

36

 

 

ATC: Orient 718, traffic, 10 o’clock, 6 miles, 5,000 feet. Slow moving passing from left to right, report in sight

Pilot: Looking out, Orient 718

...

Pilot: Orient 718 has the traffic in sight, looks like a helicopter

ATC: Roger, Orient 718

...

ATC: Orient 718, turn left heading 270 and descend to 6,000 feet, you’re number 3

Pilot: Heading 270, descending to 6,000 feet, Orient 718

ATC: Orient 718, continue approach, report passing outer marker, caution wind shear reported at 4,000 feet

Pilot: Can we land on the opposite runway, Orient 718?

ATC: Negative due to traffic

Pilot: Orient 718, going around

ATC: Orient 718 maintain runway heading, contact 119.2

 

1. Why did the controller want the pilot to report when in sight of the traffic?

2. Why did the pilot want to land on the opposite runway?

 

 

37

 

 

Pilot: Rockside Tower, this is ZT 690

Tower: ZT 690, go ahead

Pilot: Tower, 690, we’re over… (with open mike) where are we Jack? ... we’re over the Small Island for landing at Rockside

Tower: 690, do you have the numbers?

Pilot: Ahh, Jack what’s the ATIS? … Roger, we got India

Tower: Roger, 690, what’s your airspeed?

Pilot: Let’s see, airspeed… how fast are we going Jack? ... 375 knots, Tower

Tower: What are you squawking, 690?

Pilot: We’re squawking…Jack, what are we squawking…?

Tower: 690, would it be alright if we talk to Jack?

Pilot: Sorry about that, Tower… ah, where were we?

Tower: 690, standby…

 

1. What did the crew fail to do in this situation?

2. Based on the conversation, why did the controller ask ZT 690 to standby?

 

 

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Approach: Cherokee 966, I missed your ident, please ident again

Pilot: Clay County Approach, Cherokee 966, squawking 0252 and identing, over

Approach: 966, I’m still not receiving your ident, remain clear of the Terminal Control Area and say your present position and altitude

Pilot: Clay County Approach, 966, I don’t know why you aren’t receiving my ident. I just had it worked on, and the mechanic told me it was fine. I’ve got to land because I told Agnes, my wife, I’d pick her and the kids up when they got back from LA. What will they think if I’m not there? Over

Approach: 966, this airport is a TCA, and I can’t clear you to land unless your transponder is working, so remain clear of the TCA and please stand by

Pilot: Clay County Approach, 966, I just had the transponder checked. The guy at the radio shop said it worked fine. Can’t you get me to land? Over…

 

1. What’s the problem between the controller and the pilot all about?

2. Is the pilot practicing correct radio procedures? Why or why not?

 

 

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Pilot: Approach, RPC 755

ATC: RPC755 climb 3,000 feet, fly runway heading. Squawk 4765 and ident.

Pilot: Squawking 4765 and ident 755.

...

Pilot: Maintaining 3,000 ft request higher.

ATC: Squawk 4765, your transponder appears inoperative

Pilot: 755 maintaining 3,000 feet.

ATC: 755 confirm DME from MNL. Still negative transponder reply received

Pilot: Ohhh. . . we got 7 DME

ATC: Until further instructions, maintain 3,000 feet

Pilot: Wilco

ATC: Be advised still negative transponder reply received

Pilot: Roger, will recycle transponder

ATC: 755 still negative. You have to return to Manila if negative transponder

 

1. Why did the controller refuse to clear the pilot for a higher flight level?

2. Why is it necessary for RPC 755 to return to the aerodrome?

 

 

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Pilot: Cleveland Ground, Thai 847 request taxi

Control: 847, taxi via Lima to holding point runway 5R, wind 310 degrees 5 knots, QNH 1012

Pilot: Via Lima to holding point runway 05R, QNH 1012, 847

Control: Read-back correct

Moments later,

Control: 847, you’ve taken the wrong direction, turn right at Juliet, turn right at Romeo and taxi on Lima in the opposite direction

Pilot: Sorry about that, OK, we’re now turning right at Juliet then right again at Romeo then take Lima in the opposite direction, 847

Control: 847, that’s correct

Pilot: Control, permission to cross runway 36, 847

Control: Negative, hold short of runway 36, a DC 10 is taking off

Pilot: Roger

Control: 847, confirm you’re holding short of runway 36

Pilot: Affirmative, 847 holding short of runway 36

 

1. Do you think the pilot is familiar with the airport layout? Why or why not?

2. The pilot acknowledged the hold instruction of the controller with the word “roger.” Why did the controller still want the pilot to confirm?

 

 

 

 

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