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First Bird Strike In Aviation History


The first reported bird strike was recorded in 1905 by none other than aviation pioneer Orville Wright. According to his diaries, Orville was conducting a practice flight that lasted a little under five minutes total, during which time he covered 4,751 meters and completed four circles. During two of these laps, he used his aircraft to chase a flock of birds, killing one, which landed on the top surface of the plane until he was able to shake it off with a sharp turn.


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Types of Aircraft

August 22, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments

TOPIC: Types of Aircraft

GOAL: To learn about the various types of aircraft

Level: Easy

Exercise #1: Read about types of aircraft and then proceed to Exercise #2

Going to an airshow can be a great experience. This is true, not only for the aerial demonstrations, but also the opportunity to see a wide variety of aircraft on static display. At these events, one quickly realizes there are many kinds of designs created with a particular mission in mind.

An aircraft is a vessel designed to move through the air. An airplane is a popular example of this type of vessel but there are many others. Helicopters, airships, and hot air balloons are also examples of different types of aircraft. An airplane may be one of the most recognizable types of aircraft. These vessels have fixed wings and propellers. Their body styles can greatly vary as there are many types and sizes of airplanes used for numerous reasons. These include seaplanes and jets.

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Flying over the USA

August 13, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Articles No Comments

The USA is a big country with many amazing natural and man made features. It's a priveledge to see, but even more so from the air. This is one of the best videos I saw highlighting some of the fascinating places in the USA.


Emirates Airlines in Brazil

August 11, 2014 Blog, FA_Articles No Comments
Emirates Airlines in Brazil

Emirates Airlines in Brazil.

Fly Right International with Rejane Fontes is currently holding Open Days and Assessment days in Brazil. Brazil has already supplied many flight attendants to Emirates Airlines. It seems the company was really satisfied with the quality of flight attendants from Brazil, and have come back to hire more Brazilian flight attendants! This is an excellent statement for the quality of flight attendants Brazil is able to produce.

The next Open Days are:

Sao Paulo – 28 July 2012

Rio de Janeiro – 4 August 2012

If your dream is to travel the world working for a well organised company, then it's great to attend one of these open days, even just to pass through the experience. *Remember, you don't need to have any experience as a flight attendant, or even to have done a flight attendant course! All training will be provided by the company.

Some tips before taking part:

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August 1, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Articles No Comments


The purpose of this manual is to advise simulator pilots of some of the ways cowl flaps and other devices are used to cool piston-powered aircraft engines.


First off the cowl, or cowling, is the sheet metal that surrounds the engine of an aircraft. Cowl flaps are "doors" that are adjusted to control the cooling air that flows through the cowling.


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Flight Attendant: Career Information

July 29, 2014 Blog, FA_Articles No Comments

Job Description – Flight Attendant:

Flight attendants' primary responsibility is to make sure safety regulations on airplanes are followed. They also do what they can to make sure passengers are comfortable during their flights.

Educational Requirements – Flight Attendant:

While a high school diploma is the minimum requirement for those who want to work as flight attendants, many employers prefer to hire job candidates who have a college degree. Candidates who have taken flight attendant training courses have the best chance of getting hired. In addition to previous training, all newly hired flight attendants receive three to eight weeks of formal training from their employers.


Other Requirements – Flight Attendant:

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July 23, 2014 BE_Post, Blog No Comments

1. Read the passage about the recent changes in airline fees and find the most appropriate definitions for the words in bold:

1.   scrutiny: a. testing, b. criticism, c. close examination

2.   unbundled services: a. new services, b. unsupervised services, c. services charged separately

3.   frenzy: a. wild excitement, b. mental agitation, c. mania

4.   transparent: a. see-through, b. obvious, c. fair

5.   proliferation: a. rapid growth, b. development, c. implementation


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New APP: Aviation English Proficiency Test Simulation

July 16, 2014 Blog No Comments
Aviation English app

Global Aviation English has released a new app for Apple and Android. 

This App allows pilots to practice simulations of the Aviation English Test.

This app let's you read and listen to questions AND example answers. You can also record you voice and playback your answers.

Download this app at the appstore:   https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/aviation-english-tests/id558819742?mt=8


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Can Brazilian Aviators speak English?

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Can Brazilian Aviators speak English?

Do you believe that the level of English in Brazilian aviation is good enough? Is it ok because it’s better than China’s?

In this video we can hear the crew from British Airways having great difficulty to understand the controller at Galeão Tom Jobim International Airport.

News Report 1

In this video we see a report from Globo News about Brazilian pilots needing to redo their English proficiency test. They comment how bad the level of English is in Brazil.

News report 2


Do you believe this is all just media sensationalism? Or are these valid points? How can we improve the level of English is Brazilian Aviation?

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Welcome to Global Aviation English’s Blog. Here we will release up to date information about what is happening in the world of Aviation English. We will also share some of our videos, mini lessons, videos and tips for tests and interviews. We have FREE online courses for Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics, …

Cabin crew procedures


[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Cabin crew procedures Aim Practice English skills in an aviation context Revise some typical procedures and test yourself on knowledge you not only need to know but may be tested on during interviews Have fun! The list of cabin crew procedures can be …

Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator

Santos Dumont

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alberto Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator   Santos Dumont, born in 1873, grew up in a coffee plantation owned by his family but spent most of his adult life in Paris. He was so fascinated by machinery that even as a child he learned …

Airline vs. Executive Aviation


  TOPIC: Airline vs. executive aviation Listen to the audio GOAL: To compare airline flying versus working in executive aviation Level: Easy Exercise #1: Read about the differences between airline flying and executive aviation and then proceed to Exercise #2 The physical aspects of flying an airplane are fairly similar in …

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

English for Pilots

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen]TOPIC: Crew Resource Management (CRM) Exercise #1: Read about CRM and then proceed to Exercise #2 Crew Resource Management (CRM) training originated from a NASA workshop in 1979 that focused on improving air safety. The NASA research presented at this meeting found that …

Parts of an Aircraft

Parts of Plane

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 1. Read about the various major parts of an airplane, then proceed to Step 2 Although there are many aircraft designs flying today, most of them share a common assembly of major parts that all pilots should be thoroughly aware of. Ever since …