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I. Read the small paragraph about aviation industry giants operating in environmentally responsible ways and pick out words in bold that have the same meaning as the following:


  1. a. forward-thinking
  2. b. recycling policies
  3. c. sustainable aircraft
  4. d. environmentally conscious
  5. e. emissions trading
  6. f. a global economic downturn
  7. g. zero-emission
  8. h. recycling program

It seems as though the recent bad economics of the airline business and the 1.global economic recession have contributed to more 2.environmentally responsible behavior and have caused some industry associations, airports and major airlines to be more 3.progressive and concerned about going green both, in the air and on the ground.

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The Difference Between Its and It’s

November 19, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments


TOPIC: The difference between Its and It’s

GOAL: To learn about the proper use of Its and It’s

Level: Difficult

Exercise #1: Read about the use of Its and It’s and then proceed to Exercise #2

There is often confusion between its and it's.  If you delve deeper into this issue, you will see that there is good reason for the confusion.  In spelling, the only difference between “its” and “it’s” is the apostrophe. In meaning the differences are much more significant. However, if you just want to know what is right, the basic rule is very simple:


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Aircraft Interiors

September 25, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments

TOPIC: Aircraft Interiors

GOAL: To learn about aircraft interior design and the economics of passenger comfort

Level: Medium

Exercise #1: Read about aircraft interior design and then proceed to Exercise #2

Not too long ago, LAN Airlines’ passengers began enjoying the carrier’s new Premium Business Class seating. LAN offers this new Premium Business service on long-haul flights between North and South America and all other flights operating Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the fleet. Despite rising fuel costs that have seen its fuel bills more than triple over the last few years, LAN airlines is spending US$100 million on this new premium service. Why did the airline choose to invest in this type of seating while the aviation industry suffers from economic issues? The answer is easy: claiming market share by making the flight experience much more enjoyable than ever before.


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Aviation Security

September 11, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments


TOPIC: Aviation Security

GOAL: To learn about aviation meteorology and its role in aviation safety

Level: Easy

Exercise #1: Read about aviation meteorology and then proceed to Exercise #2

Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and short term forecasting (in contrast with climatology). Aviation meteorology (MET) deals with the impact of weather on Air Traffic Management (ATM). It is important for air crews to understand the implications of weather on their flight plan as well as their aircraft.

Weather conditions concern all aspects of ATM operations, for example, by variations in head and tail-wind components, through changes in pressure and temperature values at airports, and in imposing low visibility operating conditions. Adverse meteorological conditions have the greatest impact on the ATM system creating disruption and the consequent problems of disturbed flow rates, lost capacity and induced additional costs

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September 3, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments

TOPIC: Airports: Current interesting ones, and futuristic plans

GOAL: To learn about airports of interest and their future plans

Level: Easy

Exercise #1: Read about airports, and then proceed to Exercise #2

Of course, the life of a pilot is based around the airport environment. He/she will often spend a cumulative of many hours waiting for the next flight or preparing for the next one. While there are so many interesting airports in the World today, we thought you might appreciate a quick look at some of the most dangerous airfields on the planet. These are classified as dangerous based on runway size and elevation, surrounding geography and their unique approach and departures procedures.

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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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Flight Attendants

July 14, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments


Flight Attendants

Flight attendants in recent popular culture



·         Practice English skills in an aviation context

·         Read through a Hollywood script with a video

·         Have fun!

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Aviation English Immersion Course in the USA!

December 14, 2013 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments


Global Aviation English uses a series of resources to do the immersion in the Specific Aviation English; those resources help our students to have a good learning environment from the combination of aviation English classes and other dynamic activities with lots of social interaction.

Our immersion program provides what no other aviation course offers. Through our immersion program you will experience the following opportunities:

  • Stay immerseed 24 hours a day in an English language environment. This means breakfast in English, shopping in English, radio in English, going out in English
  • Our teachers are native English speaking Americans with extensive teaching experience and an Aviation background.
  • Experience a new culture, enjoy a difference way of life, come home with new life lessons.
  • Classes are well organized, intense and focused on the students’ needs.

The immersion program in the United States for Aviation English that Global Aviation English offers is focused on helping professionals in aviation, whether they are mechanics, pilots or executives. We are available, feel free to contact in case of doubt.

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