Unexpected Flight Situations


IFR Unexpected Flight Situations

Student pilot’s will learn to establish a relationship of understanding with ATC that warrants a safe flight (even if they make mistakes, they are able to correct them so that ultimately there is no confusion.) They develop the capacity to obtain and share information about the flight operation in a more fluent and structured manner, using the kind of language that ATC in the US understand –in normal and abnormal situations. Student’s pilots gain airmanship skills as they face unexpected situations on a regular basis and use new language resources in plain English to deal with them and report them to ATC.

  • 1 Inquiring About Unexpected Situations
  • Requesting a Better Operational Alternative
  • Managing your requests effectively
  • Forming opinions for decision making in non-routine events
  • Marathon
  • Acknowledging non-routine
  • The Effect of Uncompleted Actions in Present Situations
  • Reporting Continuous Effects
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Marathon
  • Reporting Troubleshooting
  • Dealing with failure situations
  • Expressing the continuity of a problem
  • Resuming normal navigation
  • Marathon
  • Runway excursion situations
  • Concurrent Past Events
  • Re-Emergence of an Abnormal Situation
  • Change of plans
  • Marathon
  • Different Outcomes
  • Expressing Requests with conditions attached
  • Hypothetical Needs and Possibilities
  • Preventing Runway Incursion Situations
  • Marathon
  • Objecting to ATC Clearances
  • Expressing Feasibility & Possibility in Your Requests
  • Giving Explanations & Reasons
  • Negotiate with ATC and Show Willingness to Cooperate
  • Marathon
  • Information exchange between pilots and ATC during Mayday
  • Pilots’ best call: To declare or not to declare Mayday
  • Questioning ATC procedures in an Emergency Situation
  • Pilot Deviations Theory I
  • Pilot Deviations Theory II
  • Pilot Deviations Analysis I
  • Pilot Deviations Analysis II
  • Pilot Deviations Practice I
  • Pilot Deviations Practice II
  • Final Marathon
Inquiring about Unexpected Situations

Course Modules

Clearance delivery

Course topics


Covers topics from the correct way to make first contact at Control Centers, Terminal Areas and Control Towers, to the practice of vectors and authorizations on the corresponding frequencies of instrument departures and approaches.


ILS procedures and authentic authorizations


Different methods of speed control used by drivers in the air; plus control vocabulary in general; or the most important ground rules, in particular the Hold Short included in the taxi authorizations.

Pilot Deviations

A case study review of real-life language problems will be done as the origin of Pilot Deviations.

Nivel de inglés intermedio

Students eligible for this course must demonstrate Intermediate level command of the English language.

Air marathon

All classes include aerial marathon-type practices where you practice what you just learned in the first part of the class.

Controllers with extensive experience

Based on current manuals and circulars issued by the FAA.

During the course, students will have real interactions with live American controllers through a virtual communication simulator. The course is very dynamic and was designed in part by controllers with plenty of experience.

Reproducir video

FAA Controllers

Vince Blaber

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Jeff Donnelly

ATC Instructor

Dennis Kelly

Air traffic control

Ron Shusrterman

Air Traffic Control Specialist

David Charles Dominguez

System Operations and Technical Operations

James Mihalek

Online Instructor

Lewis Helmig

Retired ATCS (AT 2152 LH)
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