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Terry Ng Wai Fung
Cathay Pacific Airways
2015-12-13, 14:54
"Hey mic, Thanks for all your teaching. I'm CX cadet now!!! After all the nightmare I'm in now. But really thanks for your teaching"
Edward Leung
Cathay Pacific Airways
2015-12-13, 14:27
"Just received a call. It's a 4 with comprehension 5. I'll be flying again soon"
2015-12-13, 14:09
"I think I did fine in the ICAO test, but could be better. Thanks for your help. You have a really unique business, I wish you the greatest success!" Marc

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PPL Ground School Course


Free PPL Ground School Course

All AEA students get access to an online PPL course and aviation theory forum so you use your time and budget effectively. Includes a PPL question bank

English Courses for Pilots and ATCs

Aviation English Asia offer a complete range of courses to suit learners' English proficiency level and experience in aviation. The flexible structure of our courses and additional weekend workshops will ensure that you get exactly the training that you need to surpass the standards of ICAO level 4/5.

English courses for Professional Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

ICAO English for Commercial Pilots - if you are pilot with a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) we recommend the ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots course.  This course overs ICAO levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 and features a range of topics of high interest to airline pilots, as suggested in ICAO Document 9835. The minimum course length is 10 units (officially 10 hours), and can be extended in stages of 10 units to 400 hours. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if they suit your needs.

ICAO Aviation English for ATCs - if you are a new, student, trainee, or currently working Air Traffic Controller we recommend this course covering ICAO levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. The syllabus features a range of topics suitable for Air Traffic Controllers as suggested in ICAO Document 9835.  The minimum course length is 30 units (officially 30 hours) and can be extended in stages of 10 units as needed. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if it suits your needs.


English courses for Ab initio, Low-hour and Pre-professional Pilots

English for PPL Ground School - this course is recommended for ab initio pilots (complete beginners).  It covers the basics of aviation theory to prepare you for a Private Pilot License and practical flight training. This course is 12 hours and is also available as a Weekend Workshop.  You don't need to attend expensive Ground School courses, but we do expect you to do a lot of self-study of the resources which we provide you.  The course is based on either a FAA / CASA / or JAA syllabus depending on the instructor's experience.

ICAO Aviation English for Cadet Entry Pilots - this course has led to a of  young people successfully starting a career in aviation through an airline's Cadet Pilot Programme. This is a 30-100 hour English course to achieve ICAO levels 4 and 5.  The minimum course length is 30 units (30 hours) and typically students need 60-100 hours of practice to achieve their target level. The course syllabus is custom-designed to be suitable for learners with less than 250 hours of flying experience and features topics suggested in ICAO Document 9835.  After completing 30 units, the course can be extended in stages of 10 units as needed. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if they suit your needs.

Optional Weekend Workshops cover topics such as structure, pronunciation, fluency, interview skills, aviation theory, group assessments, flight planning and many more.

The teaching staff include a Senior Captain and Second Officer with Cathay Pacific Airways and an experienced Air Traffic Controller.

Online Aviation English courses

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Topics include


Forces in flight
Wing design
Wing characteristics
Aerofoil design
Lift and drag
High speed aerodynamics
Shock waves
Low and high speed buffet
Speed margins
Load factor limits
Adverse effects
High altitude flight
Range and endurance


Electrical systems
Electrical terms
Electrical circuits
Direct current DC
Alternating current AC
Ram air turbine
Output conversion
Electrical distribution
Output conversion

Engines and Propellers

Major manufacturers
Jet engine types
Combustion cycle
Jet engine construction
Free turbine
Multi spool engines
Reverse thrust
Thrust and power augmentation
Engine starting relight and protection
Engine efficiency
Engine instruments
Engine control
Thrust lever positions
Auxiliary power unit
Propeller aerodynamics
Piston engines
Engine lubrication
Refuelling and measurement

Fire Protection

Smoke detection systems
Fire detection systems
Fire extinguishing systems
Onboard fire extinguishers 

Flight Controls

Basic control types
Flight control assistance
Control effects
Wing augmentation
Advanced control features
High lift devices
Stall protection

Human Factors

Human factors
Information processing
Crew resource management
Optical illusions
Physical effects

Hydraulics, Pressurization and Oxygen

Hydraulic systems
Hydraulic fluids
System components
Backup systems
Bleed air systems
Pressurization systems
Air-conditioning systems
Humidity control

Ice Protection and Warning

Ice detection
Ice removal and protection


Pitot and static instruments
Navigation instruments
Pitot and static measurement
Temperature measurement
Angle of attack


International standard atmosphere
Relative humidity and dew point
Levels and pressure
Isothermal and inversion
Visibility and runway visual range
Fog and mist
Aircraft icing
Jet streams
Clear air turbulence
Mountain waves
Tri cell theory
Thermal equator
Intertropical convergence zone
Local winds
Tropical revolving storms
Air masses
Pressure systems
Frontal systems
Other phenomenon
Weather radar
Volcanic ash
Forecasts and reports

Navigation and Auto Flight

Navigation and auto flight systems
Hyperbolic navigation
Satellite navigation
Doppler navigation
Inertial navigation
High latitude flying
Fly by wire
Air data computer
EFIS systems
Flight management systems
Auto flight systems
Alert and warning systems
General navigation 

Navigation Theory

Point of no return 
Critical point


Airport operations
LAHSO Land and hold short operations
SIMOPS Simultaneous runway operations
SODROPS Simultaneous opposite direction runway operations
Long range operations
ETOPS Extended twin engine operations
Operational requirements
Polar routes
Instrument approaches
Microwave landing systems
Direction finding
ILS protection
Low visibility operations
Minimum altitudes
Departures and arrivals
Cruising levels
RVSM Operations
RVSM equipment
Navigation requirements
Collision avoidance
Search and rescue
Fire fighting RFFS
Wake turbulence
Instrument procedures
Air traffic management
Fuel planning
Dangerous goods
Minimum equipment list MEL
Configuration deviation list CDL
Briefings and checklists
Safety requirements


Takeoff performance
WAT limits
Runway distances
Balanced field length
Runway alignment
Stopping performance
Performance definitions
Gross and net
Obstacle clearance
Performance improvement
Engine failure procedures
Runway condition
Noise abatement
Tail strike
Landing performance
Go around performance
Enroute performance


Radio equipment

Reference Speeds

Performance speeds
Stall speeds
Miscellaneous speeds
Approach segment speeds
Landing speeds
Speeds and effects

Runways and Airport Facilities

Aerodrome categories
Taxiway markings
Airport signs
Runway markings
Approach lighting
Runway lighting
Taxiway lighting
Approach slope guidance
Visual docking guidance

Undercarriage, Tyres and Brakes

Undercarriage design
Retraction and extension
Aquaplaning and hydroplaning
Aircraft and pavement classification

Weight and Balance

Aircraft weight
Aircraft balance

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Hong Kong

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time and full time courses in Hong Kong since 2009.

All courses are available in Hong Kong. Check the schedule above for details.


Aviation English Asia has been offering part time courses in Vietnam since 2014.

All courses are available in Vietnam - typically every 8 weeks, or by special arrangement.


ICAO Aviation English, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics, and English for Flight Attendants are available in Taipei, Tainan and Kaosiung.

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