Course detail

English Aerial Phraseology

FSI-ELNAcad. year: 2020/2021

The basic course necessary to pass for pilot English language practise for VFR flights. Used English flight idioms are examined, e.g. shortcuts, meteorology, regulations, aircraft, navigation, airport, flight procedure, principles of radio communication, AFIS, transponder, emergency and urgent messages.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Gaining knowledge of English aerial phraseology at the level, which is sufficient for starting VFR flights with English communication. Obtaining the ability to pass the English exam for VFR pilots at CAA.


The basic knowledge of English language – word order, negatives, There is/are, present simple tense, present continuous tense, future simple tense, past simple tense, passive voice, the adequate vocabulary.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions to obtain the course-unit credit: participation in the course (80% at the minimum), 50% success of two tests (always after the third of explained subject-matter). The exam is of written form-50 questions. Evaluation: correct answer = +2%, wrong answer = 0%, the final mark is set by grand total, in accordance with FME BUT rules.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The goal is to improve English in the area of aerial phraseology. Students will gain vocabulary that is necessary for the communication aircraft – land station. They acquire practical habits for using standard phraseology and the ability to understand broadcast with noises.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

If a student does not fulfil the conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit, the teacher may (in justifiable cases) state compensatory conditions.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Předpis L-Frazeologie (CS)
Horák, V. : Angličtina pro piloty VFR, Bez-air, Praha, 2009 (CS)

Recommended reading

Ellis,S.-Gerighty, T.: English for Aviation (for pilots and air traffic controllers), Oxford University Press, 2009 (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Shortcuts
2. Meteorology
3. Regulations
4. Aircraft
5. Navigation
6. Flight procedure
7. Radiophony basis
9. FIS
10. Virtual flight control VFR
11. Emergency and urgent messages + transponder
12. Airport
13. Supplement for helicopter pilots

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-13. Explained subject-matter is practiced with the communication form aircraft-control tower during the virtual flight control VFR.