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Welcome to the Santos Dumont English Assessment. I am (name) and this is (name). (He/she) will not interact with us during the test.


1) Please tell me your full name.


2) Please sign here the same way you signed your ID. (Ask the candidate to sign the “Ficha de Solicitação de Serviço”) Remember to make sure your signature in SACI is the same, and also that your photo is recent.


3) May I see your pilot’s license and your ID? State ANAC’S CODE (Thank you)


4) Do you have any electronic devices with you? 5) Look at the camera, please. (Thank you)


The test has four parts. It takes approximately forty minutes. Responses should be immediate, appropriate, and informative. During the test, if you don’t understand a word, an expression, an instruction, or a question, please ask me for clarification.


Are the instructions clear?

Part 1 – Aviation Topics Part One: “Aviation Topics”.


In this part, you have to answer questions related to aviation. You should take approximately one minute to answer each question and I will tell you when to stop if necessary.


1) When do pilots need to perform an emergency landing?

(If necessary: How do you think you would react if an emergency situation happened to your aircraft during the cruise phase of a flight?)


2) How was your experience of training to become a pilot?

(If necessary: What is your opinion about Brazilian flight schools?)


3) What will aviation be like in 10 years, in your opinion?

(If necessary: Do you think there will be two pilots in the cockpit in the near future? Why (not)?)

Thank you. This is the end of part one. Let’s move on to the second part of the test

Please put the headset on. Let’s check the volume.​

Part 2 – Interacting as a Pilot Part Two: “Interacting as a Pilot”.

In this part, you have to interact with the Air Traffic Control in five different situations. You may ask the controller to say again once. After listening to the controller, you should interact as the pilot. All information is important. You may take notes if you wish.


You are the pilot of a twin-engined aircraft. Your call sign is ANAC 123.


Are the instructions clear?


OK, so let’s start. Situation number one:


Situation 1





EXAMINER: You have just taken off from Miami Airport. Listen to Miami Tower and read back.





ATC ANAC 123, [maintain runway heading], [climb to seven thousand feet], [squawk four four three seven]. Contact Miami departure on frequency [one two two point four]. [4]


PILOT: “Miami Departure, maintain runway heading, climb to 7,000ft, squawk / transponder 4437 and contact Miami Departure on 122.4, ANAC 123”





EXAMINER: Now, your main altimeter and the stand-by one are showing different indications and you decided to maintain current altitude. Call Miami Departure to report the situation and say your intentions. Then listen to the controller and interact.


PILOT: “Miami Departure, I have unreliable altimeter indications. (+intentions), ANAC 123.”





ATC: ANAC 123, [maintain present altitude], [there is no traffic in this sector]. Confirm you have [unreliable altimeter indications]. [3]


PILOT: “Miami Departure, AFFIRM, I have unreliable altimeter indications. Maintaining present altitude, ANAC 123.”


EXAMINER: What did the controller say?


Thank you. This is the end of situation number 1. Now, situation number 2.







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