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English language standards
You will need to complete an English Language Proficiency assessment to use an aeronautical radio.
A qualified assessor will conduct an English Language Proficiency (ELP) check. This will be based on international standards.
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We use two separate English language standards which are:
- General English Language Proficiency (GELP) – aimed for those who are either just commencing their flying training or want to be able to use aviation air-band radios
- Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) – designed for pilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers and is based upon ICAO requirements
Assessors will need to be authorised to validate or assess English language proficiency. The role has certain responsibilities and requirements.