Aviation English for Pilots – SIMglish
AVIATION ENGLISH FOR PILOTS – INTRODUCTION
SIMglish is an Aviation English course for pilots. This online course is for pilots who speak English as their second language when they fly.
This course will make it easier for you:
- Pass your Type Rating course
- Pass your Refresher / Recurrent Checks
- Improve your understanding and pronunciation of aviation words
- Improve your reading skills by learning aircraft manuals and checklists.
- Understand FMC messages and cockpit signs.
HOW DOES SIMGLISH WORK?
SIMglish is an online aircraft language simulator for pilots. Watch videos of English speaking pilots flying the aircraft and listen to their briefings, checklists and procedures. Listen to and practice reading aircraft checklists. Follow the video lesson with your workbook. Write aviation words and phrases used in the cockpit.
TOTAL SIMGLISH B737 PACKAGE
This Aviation English Course for pilots has over 100 hours of lessons. The total program consists of:
- Over 40 video lessons
- Interactive exercises and quizzes
- Student workbook
- Interactive image of all B737 panels
- Key words (Record your own voice and compare it to English speakers)
- Final exam
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FINISH THE COURSE?
SIMglish has 100 hours of lessons. You can study slowly, or quickly, you choose. You can review lessons many times. You can skip lessons you already know.
System requirements: You need a computer, an Internet browser (Chrome is best) and an internet connection.
AVIATION ENGLISH FOR PILOTS – COURSE INFORMATION
Module 1 – Introducing the books
Start with the FCOM (Flight Crew Operations Manual), and the QRH (Quick Reference Handbook). We use these books to learn and practice your aircraft English lessons.
Question: What does L ENG mean on the checklist? Answer, Left Engine (Left ENGine)
- The FCOM in depth
- The QRH
Module 2 – Reading techniques
Read faster and more accurately. We use techniques to get you reading faster, so you can find information more effectively.
Exercise: Find information about the auxiliary power unit in the QRH and FCOM.
- Skimming & Scanning Manuals
Module 3 – Induction briefing
Learn the common words and phrases used at your type rating course. What will they ask you? How do you answer? Watch videos and listen to introduction briefings at a training centre. Practice your answers.
- Past Experience
- Methods of Training
- Language Issues & Terminology
Module 4 – Systems briefing – Automation
- The Flight Management System (FMS)
- The Main Control Panel (MCP)
- The Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)
- The Flight Management Computer (FMC)
- The Display Units (DUs)
Module 5 – Systems briefing – Warning
- System annunciator lights (MASTER WARNING & MASTER CAUTION)
- Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)
- Windshear Alerts (WINDSHEAR)
- Radio callouts & Resolution Aural (TCAS)
- Warnings & PSEU
- Takeoff configuration & warning lights
Systems Module 6 – Pre-fight briefing
- Introduction to simulator scenarios (LOFT)
- Normal Procedures
- Emergency Procedures
Module 7 – The Simulator session
- Pre-flight Preparation
- In-flight emergency
- Approach & Landing
Module 8 – Post flight debriefing
- Debriefing yourself
It’s important that you understand our policies, your rights and obligations. Please download your student handbook.
Q: Can I do the course part-time?
A: Yes, the course can be completed part-time. The course is delivered 100% online.
Q: What do I need?
A: You will need a computer, headphones or speaker, internet connection and a web browser. Chrome works the best with this program.
Q: What aircraft do you use in the lessons?
We use the Boeing 737 (B737-800). The checklists, FCOM and switches are common to most Boeing models, and are similar to AIRBUS and Embraer airliners as well.
Q: Can I repeat lessons?
A: Yes, you can repeat lessons as many times as you need to.
Q: Can the course be taught in classroom?
A: Yes, we have designed the course so that it can be used as self study, or, an instructor can use it to teach a group.
Q: Is the course taught in any other languages?
A: No, the course is only taught in the English language. This is the point of the course, for you to learn English better.
Q: Are the checklists and phrases real?
A: Yes, all checklists and words and abbreviations are from a real B737 Manual. The course was written by B737 instructor pilots.
WHY ASSET AVIATION INSTITUTE
We offer the highest quality of training in Aviation Safety Management Systems and Leadership to both individuals and industry personnel. We will teach you how to manage safety, people and how to perform your tasks efficiently. We will coach you along through the program as you develop your skills and ensure that you are competent and confident, before you leave the Institute. You will be ready to work.
Our professional instructors are carefully selected respected experts, with considerable experience and knowledge in their field. Our instructors are all international safety practitioners, managers and leaders with decades of operational experience for some of the world’s largest organisations. But most importantly, our instructors are teachers: their role is to help you learn and build your competence. They do this by sharing with your their years of operational history and experience and offering a guiding hand to get you through the intensive program.