This article is just to give you an idea about the common transmissions or better to say instructions that an ATC Officer gives to the aircraft. Also, it will be helpful in preparing for Voice Test because the candidate will be asked to read a page with such transmission written over it. This is basically to check your fluency and to be assured that the candidate is not stammering while speaking/reading. Once you clear the voice test, then only you will be allowed to appear in the interview.
First I am describing how we pronounce the English Alphabet, then I will move to numbers, and finally, some sample phraseologies used in day to day business of ATC. You can practice the two samples by taking printouts and reading them loud and clear. It will be enough to clear the voice test.
SAMPLE VOICE TESTS
VOICE TEST SAMPLE 1:
AIR INDIA TWO ONE ONE CLEARED FOR VOR-ILS APPROACH RUNWAY 08 REPORT ESTABLISHED.
SPICEJET SEVEN FOUR TWO TRAFFIC TWELVE O’CLOCK 20 MILES CLIMBING TO FLIGHT LEVEL SIX ZERO.
JET AIRWAYS ONE ONE NINER CONFIRM READY FOR PUSHBACK.
I-FLY SEVEN SEVEN TWO TURN RIGHT HEADING ONE EIGHT ZERO, DESCEND TO FLIGHT LEVEL ONE TWO ZERO.
JET AIRWAYS TWO ONE ONE GIVE WAY TO AIR INDIA AIRBUS THREE TWO ZERO JOINING TAXIWAY YANKEE FROM YOUR LEFT TO RIGHT.
AIR INDIA TWO TWO ONE TAXI TO HOLDING POINT RUNWAY ZERO EIGHT VIA TANGO TWO, YANKEY, SIERRA FOUR, ZULU.
SPICEJET ONE ONE NINER CONTACT NAGPUR TOWER ONE TWO SEVEN DECIMAL FIVE.
TRAFFIC EASTBOUND SIX O’CLOCK CLIMBING TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO SEVEN ZERO.
VOICE TEST SAMPLE 2:
GOW AIR ONE ONE SIX RUNWAY ZERO EIGHT CLEAR FOR TAKE OFF WIND ONE TWO ZERO DEGREES ZERO FOUR KNOTS.
AIR INDIA TWO TWO SEVEN TURN RIGHT HEADING ONE FOUR ZERO AND PASSING FLIGHT LEVEL TWO THREE ZERO RESUME NORMAL NAVIGATION.
AIR INDIA ONE TWO SEVEN PUSH-BACK FACING SOUTH ON POSITION DELTA THREE STARTUP APPROVED.
AIR CANADA TWO NINER NINER CONTINUE APPROACH RUNWAY TWO SEVEN EXPECT LANDING CLEARANCE AT SHORT FINAL TO ACCOMMODATE DEPARTURE.
SINGAPORE ONE TWO TWO DESCEND TO FLIGHT ONE NINER ZERO REPORT CLEAR OF WEATHER.
VISTARA NINER NINER SIX RUNWAY TWO NINER CLEAR TO LAND WIND TWO-FOUR DEGREES ZERO SIX KNOTS.
ARYA ONE ONE THREE CONTINUE PRESENT HEADING FOR FOUR ZERO MILES THEREAFTER TURN RIGHT HEADING TWO TWO ZERO FOR FURTHER CLIMB.
AIR INDIA TWO SEVEN NINER TAXI VIA ROMEO ECHO TWO DELTA ONE HOLD SHORT OF PAPA.
JET AIRWAYS ONE SEVEN TWO CONTACT APPROACH RADAR ONE TWO SEVEN DECIMAL SIX TWO FIVE.
CATHAY ONE TWO SEVEN CLIMB TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO TWO ZERO, EXPEDITE PASSING FLIGHT LEVEL ONE EIGHT ZERO DUE TRAFFIC.
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Edit 2: AAI has made certain changes in the format of the Voice Test in the interview Phase 1 which was held in Feb-March, 2016. Instead of ATC-Pilot interaction phrases, AAI asked candidates to read the passage from magazines/newspapers. So candidates can prepare the same by practicing articles from newspapers.
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