The following dialogue takes place between two native speakers of English in the lower airspace in the vicinity of a major airport. Two aircraft __________ towards the airfield:
Pilot – Fox Charlie speaking.
Who’s ahead ... us or Golf Yankee?
Controller – Well... you’re neck and neck.
Pilot – We can keep a high speed in the descent if you want us to.
Controller – I don’t know how the TMA are going to plan
this. You can if you wish.
Pilot – You’re the boss.
Controller – Well they’ll be the boss when you get down
there. I’m just sort of keeping you apart for the
Pilot – Understood.
vicinity = proximidade
Fox Charlie = nome da aeronave
Golf Yankee = nome da aeronave
TMA = refere-se ao órgão de controle de tráfego aéreo
All the words below can be replaced by “descending”, except:
- A climbing.
- B going down.
- C coming down.
- D moving to a lower level.