For Pilots

Level 3: Procedures and Communications (VFR)

Student pilot’s will learn the procedures, maneuvers and phraseology necessary to interact with different ATC facilities or centers in routine VFR situations. Simulations take place at and around Class D, C, and Bravo airports so that pilots can practice realistic scenarios of ATC-pilot communications with Ground, Approach, Center, etc. as well as random contacts with FBOs, FSSs or other facilities depending on the context. Student pilots become familiar with VFR operations and communications that require a proficient use of phraseology and some use of plain English when phraseology is not enough to get the message across.

Modules Classes Hours
1) Spatial and Visual Orientation 5 10
2) Basic Maneuvers & Information 5 10
3) Weather services and airspaces 5 10
4) VFR Communications in the Airport Surroundings 5 10
5) En Route Flight Interactions 5 10
6) Ongoing In-flight Operations 5 10
7) Adapting to the Operation 5 10
8) Cross-Country Flights 5 10
Full Course 40 80

Level 4: Unexpected Flight Situations (IFR)

 

Student pilot’s will learn to establish a relationship of understanding with ATC that warrants a safe flight (even if they make mistakes, they are able to correct them so that ultimately there is no confusion.) They develop the capacity to obtain and share information about the flight operation in a more fluent and structured manner, using the kind of language that ATC in the US understand –in normal and abnormal situations. Students pilots gain airmanship skills as they face unexpected situations on a regular basis and use new language resources in plain English to deal with them and report them to ATC.

Modules Classes Hours
1) Situations that Prompt Pilot’s Requests 5 10
2) Reporting and Acknowledging non-routine situations 5 10
3) Dealing with Failures 5 10
4) Sharing Information about Abnormal Occurrences 5 10
5) Unexpected Outcomes 5 10
6) Taking Advantage of the Operational Enviroment 5 10
7) Cases of Emergency 5 10
8) RTARI Preparation 5 10
Full Course 40 80

Level 5: Advanced Communications (IFR)

 

Student pilot’s will be able to handle with ease communications with ATC in non-routine and unexpected flight situations. They will be able to patch up any communication gaps or misunderstandings through a better awareness of the management of the interaction with ATC. With emphasis given on the verification of information and agreements in the coordination of tasks between pilot and ATC, the pilot becomes highly proficient in task management, problem-solving and not taking things for granted, even in situations that call for quicker readbacks, or more complex requests to and negotiations with ATC using plain English.

Modules Classes Hours
1) Dealing with Ongoing and Future Situations 5 10
2) Coordinating and Planning with ATC 5 10
3) Saying the Right Words 5 10
4) Setting the Record Straight 5 10
5) Confusion and Misunderstanding Affecting the Operations 5 10
6) Mechanical failure & emergencies 5 10
7) Extreme Situations 5 10
8) Understanding accidents 5 10
Full Course 40 80

Private classes with professional controler

 

Private Session (like FAA Check Ride preparation) Classes Hours
Private session with an american controller. You can choose your route and make a virtual practice before you make your flight. Reviewing departures, arrivals, taxiing in the airport and simulating all communications involve in the process. 1 2

All our courses follow the recomendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). We use the same English levels according to the ICAO descriptors.

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Note: Payment may be made in two installments: 50% prior to commencement and 50% halfway into the course.