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Audio answer: ‘Lightning’

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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A Boeing 767 with 284 people on board, was on approach to its destination in bad weather when it was hit by lightning. The crew decided to abort the approach at about 2000 feet and divert to an alternative with better weather. The aircraft climbed to FL280 enroute to its alternative and landed safely 35 minutes after aborting the approach to its original destination.

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Audio: ‘Lightning’

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Suggested ICAO level: 4+

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Difficult words: abort (v.), enroute

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Go around

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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An A320 was on approach to its destination. It intercepted the localizer and glideslope and was stabilized before the decision altitude. Close to the runway threshold there was windshear reported by a plane which tried to land before them. The pilots continued the approach but were forced to go around after the windshear made the landing impossible. They tried to land again, but had to go around a second time. The pilots decided to divert to their alternate airport which was 100km from their position. When they reached this airport, the visibility was low and getting worse. The pilots tried an approach but had to go around again after they couldn’t see the runway. At this time they declared an emergency because of low fuel. On their fourth landing attempt they made a hard landing, but fortunately were able to land.

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Go around

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You don’t need to understand every word, just the most important ideas. Use your own words to write what happened.

You can listen as many times as you like.

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

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

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Difficult words: intercept the localizer, established (adj.), divert (v.), alternative airport (n.), declare an emergency

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Double diversion

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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An Embraer ERJ-145 was cruising at FL340, about 150nm from its origin when the weather started to deteriorate. The plane was suddenly in the middle of a bad thunderstorm. During this storm the plane was hit by lightning. As a result the captain decided to return to their airport of origin. While they were returning the weather at their airport of origin also deteriorated and they were forced to divert to their second alternative. They landed without any further problems 45 minutes later.

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Double diversion

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You don’t need to understand every word, just the most important ideas. Use your own words to write what happened.

You can listen as many times as you like.

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

Suggested ICAO level: 3+

Have a great day!

Difficult words: deteriorate, lightning, airport of origin