1 When is flying through storms especially frightening?
2 How does she fly through a line of storms?
3 When is the radar particularly useful?
4 What can’t pilots prepare for? Why?
5 How far did she once divert? Why?
TEXT 17 (2.14 – Track 17) BAD WEATHER
Listen to an instructor giving a presentation to a group of ab-initio air-traffic controllers.
Make notes under the headings.
|Rules and restrictions||Passenger injuries|
Choose the best title for the talk.
a The top five weather conditions which affect aviation.
b Comparison of the effects of summer and winter weather patterns.
c How weather affects flight scheduling.
TEXT 18 (2.17 – Track 18) DEPRESSURIZATION
Listen to a news report on a depressurization incident.
Correct the five errors in the summary.
An oxygen cylinder blew a hole in an A330 leading to a loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft left Oslo with 384 passengers and eight crew. Aloud bang was heard just after take-off. No one was hurt but a one-metre rupture was discovered in fuselage. Cylinders had failed on other aircraft but usually as a result of internal causes such as fire.
Choose the most suitable heading.
a Terrorist attack grounds plane.
b Oxygen cylinder turns into bomb.
c Lucky escape for passengers.
TEXT 19 (2.20 – Track 19) PASSENGER PROBLEMS