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FCL 055 – our english exam

The rules established in the "Aircrew" UE n°1178/2011 'modified' are enforced in France since april 8th 2013.
Among other matters, it defines criteria relative to pilots' linguistic proficiency (cf § PART-FCL.055 and AMC FCL.055) which are the same 'JAR-FCL'-wise.

Rules thus enforced are completed by the arrêté du 3 avril 2013", which is relative to the test organisation of said proficiency for airplane, helicopter and aerodyne pilots. It specifies the set up in France.

Starting april 8th 2013, the english proficiency exam (FCL1.200) becomes the FCL.055 D whereas the FCL1.028 IFR and FCL1.028 VFR become respectively FCL.055 IFR and FCL.055 VFR.

Nature FCL 055 D
(anciennement FCL1.200)
FCL.055 IFR
(anciennement FCL1.028 IFR)
FCL 055 VFR
(anciennement FCL 1.028 VFR)
Délivrance initiale Prorogation et renouvellement Délivrance initiale, prorogation et renouvellement
Référence
(EU) n° 1178 / 2011
FCL 055 a) à e) FCL 055 a) à e) FCL 055 a) à c)
Type de Centre DGAC DGAC ou LPO DGAC
Niveau OACI 4, 5, 6* 4, 5, 6* (DGAC)
4, 5 (LPO)
4, 5, 6
Description Examen 3 Epreuves :

  1. QCM durée 15 min - notation 0 à 20,
    note inférieure à 10 éliminatoire
  2. Voyage fictif / situation inhabituelle
    durée 30 min notation 0 à 20, note
    inférieure à 10 est éliminatoire
  3. Ecoute de Bande : durée 15 min -
    notation 0 à 20 (18 phrases à 1 point
    + ATIS à 2 points, note inférieure à
    10 est éliminatoire)
**2 Epreuves :

  1. Voyage fictif / situation
    inhabituelle
    durée 30 min
    notation 0 à 20, note inférieure
    à 10 est éliminatoire
  2. Ecoute de Bande : durée 15
    min - notation 0 à 20 (18
    phrases à 1 point + ATIS à 2
    points, note inférieure à 10 est
    éliminatoire)
2 Epreuves :

  1. Voyage fictif / situation
    inhabituelle
    durée 30 min
    notation 0 à 20, note inférieure à
    10 est éliminatoire
  2. Ecoute de Bande : durée 15
    min - notation 0 à 20 (18
    phrases à 1 point + ATIS à 2
    points, note inférieure à 10 est
    éliminatoire)

* : niveau 6 uniquement centre DGAC de Paris
Remarque :

  • Les pilotes d’hélicoptère peuvent demander avant le début des épreuves une situation inhabituelle adaptée à leur activité
  • **Possibilité de proroger le niveau 4 en séance d’entrainement au simulateur au sein d’un LPO (1 fois sur 2 prorogations)

As regulatory rules automatically recognize titles and qualifications that cope with the JAR-FCL, both FCL1.200 and FCL1.028 remain valid passing april 8th 2013 in the extent of their time span limit.

FCL055 proficiencies are common to every aircraft category, however, helicopter pilots can ask for a "situation inhabituelle" adapted to their activity before the exam.

Reminder:

  • level 4 valid 4 years
  • level 5 valid 6 years
  • level 6 valid all life long

Candidates shall anticipate their level prorogation at best 12 months before their deadline without losing the benefit of their current proficiency validity.

In case of failure, current proficiency validity is not at stake.

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Best of luck to us all!

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  1. The pronunciation section is now active. It can be accessed from the main page.
    There is a record and playback facility which is demonstrated in one of the links. More exercises are coming soon. Can users give feedback to admin@fcl1200english.com. Next to come is a reading section with tips on answering MCQs and sample MCQ tests.

    Feedback on the other sections would be nice before i add to and edit them…..Not one comment to admin@fcl1200english.com yet!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Enroute 2 section now added. Includes record and playback (see how to use rec and playback section) and movies showing progress. We see here the lack of ATC pilot interaction during the enroute phase with basic radio frequency changes as we exit and enter control areas. A nice short spacing change of heading included. Approach section will be up in the next few days. I will use Paris CDG rwy 27L seeing as most users are from the great French republic.

    • Roger that! I like the fact that you keep developing your website with such adds… and that it remains free of access and loginless.

      I plan on strengthening your website’s visibility here by making my sidebar dynamic, adding FCL1.200 items in it (for easier navigation on cockpitseeker) and adding a banner of your website for those that would like to benefit from other quality resources like yours.

      Can’t tell when that’s going to happen but that’s in the pipes.

  3. CDG 27L approach now uploaded.
    see
    http://fcl1200english.com/cdg%20approach1.html .

    Features an option to listen with text for ATC instruction or not-(click text button for text-default is no text help). Also a new “say again” button to listen to the ATC instruction again. Record and playback feature as usual with model call back also here as usual.

    For language aquisition results try to use the text button as little as possible with constant use of the rec and playback to match the model reply…….

  4. Greetings from FCL1200english.com your free Aviation English interactive website.

    Over the busy Summer we have been quite with other projects but now that winter is here we have more time to bring you free interactive aviation English activities.

    Over the last 3 days we have created a new interactive flight which involves departing from Nice Côte d’Azur. Here is link to the new activity

    http://fcl1200english.com/nice%20departure%201.html

    Remember to check out “how to use the record and playback” to get full value for your time.

    (the ATC was created using artificial voices-feedback on your thoughs on this would be nice)

  5. Un Clearance Delivery occasion à partir de KJFK ajouté. Caractéristiques des exercices sur la commande 5 corrige lettres et des aides nav de la diffusion ainsi que l’identification du niveau de vol et codes squawk.
    _______________________________________________________________
    A new Clearance Delivery from KJFK added. Features exercises on ordering 5 letter fixes and nav aids from the broadcast as well as identification of flight level and squawk codes.

  6. Hello all

    new redesigned fcl1200.com web site. All activities now on the index page. Just click on the “activities” list boxes. A new “ecoute de bande” MCQ listening activity added.

    Comments on the new look welcome.

  7. New Ecoute de bande/Listening gap fill uploaded to Interactive aviation English…

    • Oww I scored 50% !

      Good preparation, on the next one you publish I shall do better 😉

      • 50% is good…a pilot friend of mine from Ireland got 60%…try listening 3/4 times before checking the answers..If you were in the cockpit you could say “say again” as many times as you like….


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