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Video answers: ‘The history of aviation safety’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. The cabins were unpressurised, the propellers were limited and the engines were unreliable. Navigation was sometimes imprecise, and there were no radios to communicate.
  2. Jet engines, voice transmission, air traffic control centres and advanced navigation aids.
  3. They made planes more powerful and reliable. They also allowed more people to travel to new destinations for fun, which helped create the idea of the charter flight.
  4. They helped to make auto pilots better, improve navigation and introduced a new generation of simulators.
  5. It allows crews to make the best use of resources available to safely manage a flight.

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Video: ‘The history of aviation safety’

Fly High English - Video

Here’s an interesting video that talks about the history of aviation safety.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. When Atlantic crossings first started, what were some of the dangers?
  2. What technological improvements arrived in the 1950s?
  3. According to the video, what was the effect of the introduction of the turbofan jet engine?
  4. How did advances in computer technology improve aviation in the 1980s?
  5. According to the video, how does CRM improve safety?

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The history of aviation safety: Putting passengers’ safety first

Significant improvements in safety have been made since the start of commercial aviation, allowing it to become a trusted mode of transportation that connects people and boosts businesses. In this video Airbus recaps the key improvements which have made air travel safer and more reliable since the 1940s.

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Private escort

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You should try to write everything that is said.

You can listen as many times as you want.

Check below the recording for some of the difficult words and come back and check the full text from this recording tomorrow.

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Difficult words: fighter aircraft (n.), escort (v.), chemical weapon (n.)

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The week on Twitter

Every week we bring you three of the best aviation stories from around the web.

Global News reports on how planes are safter than ever.

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The Washington Post talks about the TSA’s list of suspicious behaviours.

Suggested ICAO level: 5+

And finally, Aviation Week has a story about 5 things you didn’t know about aircraft graveyards.

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How to get into a cockpit answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

  1. The flight attendant makes a call to the cockpit to request entry, then presses the hash button on the keypad. Next, the captain pushes the switch in the cockpit into the unlock position and the door is unlocked.
  2. In this case, the captain can lock the door from the inside and prevent an unauthorised entry by pushing the switch into the lock position.
  3. In this case the flight attendant should press the emergency code into the keypad and then press the hash button. This triggers the timer for thirty seconds, indicating imminent unlocking. The green light also flashes on the keypad during this 30-second period. Inside the cockpit the buzzer sounds and the open light flashes, both indicating imminent unlocking. When the 30 seconds comes to an end, and if there is no action from the cockpit crew, the door goes into unlocking sequence for five seconds, the buzzing stops and the flight attendant has five seconds to enter the cockpit.

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How to get into a cockpit

Since the crash of the Germanwings A320 this week and the subsequent discovery that the captain was locked out of the cockpit, we decided to show a video about how to get into the cockpit of an Airbus plane.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

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  1. What’s the normal procedure for someone entering the cockpit?
  2. What happens if an incorrect entry procedure is not followed?
  3. How should a flight attendant proceed in the case of crew incapacitation?

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