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    Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    Hi all,

    I am an English teacher and I have a non-native English speaking student who needs my assistance. This student is in flight training now, but would like to study ahead for control tower talk before actually going abroad to learn how to fly. I am looking for real life ATC/Pilot dialog to read to him and have him reply back to me, perhaps at first just reading it together in order to get familiar with the material before flight training.

    If any of you know where I can obtain some real dialogs that would be great. And I am not looking for the humorous side of it, I have found plenty of that through searching Google, but nothing concrete that I can use in our class.

    Any information would be highly appreciated.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    One option is to go to LiveATC.com and download some of the live atc broadcast that are on the web site.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and the JO 7110.65 are the regulations you seek. Google search may help. I believe you can view them from faa.gov as well.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    Hi Mike, yes, I know about liveATC.com, a great site! Though sometimes the lag is not good, but I do see some things can be downloaded, which is nice. But I am also looking for scripts that we can read.

    The AIM seems more just of a manual rather than to help pilots, perhaps I am wrong. I am just looking for some scripts to help him understand. For example, I read it and he listens and responds.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    Listen to liveatc, write down what you hear. Nothing like hearing the information first hand.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    reminds me of when the terrorists came to socal and asked a bunch of questions.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    ^Haha, sad. But true.

    There are transcripts available if you search for NTSB/FAA accident/incident investigations.
    Not quite sure those are the kinds of transcripts you want to be learning though..

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    She should play the NPR interview with they guys who won the Archie award. If ur not a she, my apologies, I just assume since you are an English teacher.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    Hi guys,

    Ok, well firstly I am not a terrorist, but I can see how you wouldn't know either way. And I am male and there are many male English teachers. I am not in the US either, I am an American expat living abroad.

    I am an English teacher, trying to assist someone who is in textbook flight training right now. The next step for him is to do the real stuff in a few months and he wants to practice, he is not a native English speaker.

    I don't really want to give him a bunch of stuff for accidents and investigations, that could make him nervous. So yeah those are not the ideal transcripts I would want to run through with him.

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    Re: Looking for Real ATC/Pilot Dialog

    it may be best to let your student wait until he's training with a flight instructor. that way instead of just learning the words, he will learn the meaning behind them. i don't see much benefit to just running back and forth thru "transcripts" because there will be no correlation between, for example, the phrase "hold short" and what you actually do when holding short.

    if you really want to help him, then just work on his english. i used to teach students that came to the US from egypt to learn to fly. there was a huge difference between the ones that took the ESOL course and the ones that didnt. there are things that we can do as instructors that will help with the aviation "lingo".'

    if you are set on getting this done, the only way is going to be for you to listen to liveatc or an equivalent and create your own transcripts. or work on the phonetic alphabet, that would be a good start
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