Instrument Rating (IR) English Exam FCL.055 (d) (e)
Get tested in Instrument Rating English at CATC. No more long waiting – exam dates available every month! There is no need to present any certificate of completion of an aviation English course.
Intermediate level of English, ideally level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Approximately 90 minutes
The exam focuses on usual and abnormal situations, both work and non-work related. The candidate must prove the ability to understand spoken language and react adequately in usual and abnormal situations.
What does the exam look like?
The exam consists of a written and oral part. Candidates who pass the written part (i.e. obtain a minimum of 75% of points) advance to an interview. The written test lasts 60 minutes and consists of several parts: grammar, vocabulary, understanding of text related to aviation English, abbreviations and phraseology. The written test is in English only. The oral part takes approximately 30 minutes. It starts with general topic introductory talk, it is followed by listening to ATIS (listening, analysis, discussion). The end of the interview is dedicated to normal and abnormal situations, work related questions, understanding or text translation.
The IR English exam and ICAO English exam are two unrelated exams, i.e. the ICAO exam is not part of the IR English exam. Information about the ICAO English exam can be found here, all you need to know about the ICAO English exam preparation course can be found here.
What if I fail?
If a candidate fails the oral part, only this part is repeated. A new exam can be attempted no sooner than 30 days after the last exam, the total number of attempts is not limited. There is an hour break between the written and oral parts for the examiners to correct the tests. The identity of candidates is checked before each the written and oral parts, please, bring your national ID or passport.
We will prepare you for the exam in our course focused on IR English – read more about the preparation course.
Who are the examiners?
The exam is led by two examiners (a language expert and a pilot-examiner), approved by the CAA based on their education and experience.
The exam is recorded and evaluated by both examiners.
The exam registration has to be completed at least 14 days in advance, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a form available on the bottom of this page. If a candidate cannot attend the exam on the arranged date, it is necessary to send a written note.
The price of one sitting is 2 000 CZK VAT inclusive.
The price of a resit is 1 000 CZK VAT inclusive.
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