Teachers in the sky


For Aviation English teachers the beginning of 2015 started with Train the Trainers course held on board of B-747-400 – four teachers participated in ‘AirBridgeCargo’ flights. During the flights they had a chance to observe the busy cockpit ‘live’, to see how theory they taught in classrooms was put into practice, so as thereafter to …


From another perspective


In February 2015 two teachers from Aviation Training Center Gumanova Maria and Shumaeva Anna visited one of Moscow’s Air Traffic Control centers in Vnukovo.  There they could observe air traffic controllers at work, see the flights from their perspective and understand the specifics of radio exchange in Russian airspace.  Among the concerns the …


Going North…


Teachers from Volga-Dnepr Aviation Training Centre provided training for ‘ALROSA’ Airline specialists. Ab initio and Technical English courses were conducted for pilots of Boeing 737 NG on the Airline base in Mirny, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Salikhova Assiya, an Aviation English teacher, shared her impressions: “I’d never have …


New Heights


In October 2014 teachers from VD Aviation Training Centre did the rater-examiner course on the assessment of pilots’ language proficiency according to the ICAO scale. The course was organized by the Ural Civil Aviation Training Center in the vicinity of Mt.Elbrus. The training was conducted by N.A. Lyovochkin, the head of the language training …


Enrolment for English language courses open.


Volga-Dnepr Aviation Training Center has started teaching ATC controllers. Enrolment for English language courses is open now for ATC graduates of Civil Aviation educational institutions. The training will help them get ready for language proficiency test in compliance with the ICAO language proficiency requirements. Training is conducted by …


Train the Trainers in the Great Britain


Keeping up with international standards In April 2014 the teachers of VD Aviation Training Center went to Flybe Training Academy (Exeter International Airport) to do a Rater Refresher Course with the purpose to polish their skills in assessing language proficiency of aviation specialists. The training was conducted by a recognized expert in the …