The new legislation regarding the “Language Proficiency Requirement” requires knowledge of Aeronautical English to obtain and maintain radio communications in English. To be able to fly abroad and in IFR conditions in Italy, you must demonstrate a proficiency in English of at least a Level 4 on the ICAO scale of rating.
WHAT IS THE TEA TEST?
It is a recognized TEST which satisfies ICAO standards regarding the knowledge of the English Language for pilots and air traffic controllers. www.tea-test.com – we recommend you visit their website.
HOW LONG IS THE TEST?
Approximately 25 minutes.
WHERE CAN I TAKE THE TEST?
At our Aero Club.
WHAT DOES THE TEST INVOLVE?
The test developed by Mayflower College of Plymouth (UK) is divided into 3 parts:
- Interview: a brief interview with the examiner is conducted where you will have to talk about your job, aviation etc., in a general context.
- Interactive description: the examiner will make you listen to a series of recordings in an aeronautical context. The candidate must then repeat and discuss the content of the recordings.
- Description and discussion: you will be shown photographs in an aeronautical context and will have to describe the situation. The examiner will then lead a discussion on more general themes.
The test will be recorded and assessed within 10 working days. The staff of native speakers of Mayflower College of Plymouth (UK) will guarantee the standard and perform spot checks on tests which have been rated by the local examiners. The certificates will be sent to the school where the test took place.
WHO RATES THE TEST?
Our examiner who has been certified by Mayflower College of Plymouth (UK) which has structured the test.
WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE TEST?
All pilots in possession of radiotelephony in the English language (or those who wish to achieve it) in order to be able to fly outside domestic boundaries and in IFR even within Italy.
HOW DO I TAKE THE TEST?
Contact the Flying School to get the information you need and to book the date of the test.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON’T AGREE WITH THE TEST RESULT?
The process of “Appeal” allows the candidate who is convinced that he or she did not receive an adequate assessment of his true knowledge to request another evaluation. In this case, it’s up to another examiner to assess the recording of a test. The request must be made by the candidate in writing not later than one month from the date of issue of the test result. This procedure is subject to a new test fee which will be refunded only in the case where the new test result is higher than the first test. In the event of an equal rating or a lower one, the result confirmed will be the first one and there can be no refund.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE APPONTMENT?
In case the candidate does not arrive to the booked appointment or if he or she arrives more than half an hour late, the right to do the test will be revoked for that session and the candidate will lose the amount he or she paid to take the test. The candidate will then have to pay again the fee in order to be able to take the test and will have to set a new date. If the candidate notifies in advance of the impossibility to participate because of a physical ailment, he or she shall have the right to obtain a partial refund of the cost of the test. The amount deducted will be equal to 50% of the cost of the test as reimbursement of administrative expenses incurred by the organization.
CAN I TAKE THE TEST MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes, you can take the test multiple times and there is no minimum time between one test and the next. It is also possible to re-take the test if the candidate is not satisfied with his or her result. In both cases a new subscription must be paid and the full test must be paid for again.
HOW MUCH DOES THE TEST COST?
The test fee is € 110
The cost of the test is € 145.00;
Sending the certificate by registered mail € 5.00;
Membership fee (for those who are not already members)
€ 150,00 € 100,00.
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