Fiche de vocabulaire - Urgence et secours
[...] above landing limits visibility dropped to 600 metres thunderstorm to be struck by lightning a flash of lightning a bolt of thunder a cap of thunder it's close it's sticky it's thundery a storm is brewing up consequences to check the electrics there may be damage to the airframe fog fog dispersal fog dispersal system = a number of jet engines installed in pits near the threshold (it takes some time to run them up, to give 30 minutes' notice) lighting system Mist Haze a fog bank to appear out of the merk to obscure wind the surface wind has just changed to 007° at 10 kts downwind a gust = a short sudden increase in wind speed to gust it's gusty a gusty wind to ease off to drop an updraught / a downdraught adverse winds to use / burn more fuel) tornado a twisting wind it's blowing a gale calm wind breeze blizzard the wind is icy biting windshear = a sudden and violent change in wind direction causes a sudden loss of airspeed Windshift Crosswind further wind checks on final a downdraught / an updraught a wind gauge the wind indicator a tremendous wind =>unable to take off with such downwind a plane may have to wait until the wind eases off the wind must drop to 25 kts to be severely tossed about snow Snowdrifts snow bank Snowbound snow with ice underneath frozen ruts ruts and ridges snow heaps a groove sillon formed by the plane's wheels on the ground wet / dry snow loose snow compacted / firm snow slush snow clearing snow removal snowplough a snow flurry une bourrasque de neige) Problems due to snow : A/C stuck in the snow slippery runway snowplough on the runway snow clearing in progress (staff and equipment) ice icy de-icing system severe icing level change to be iced-over (leading edges, windshield) icy patches ruts and ridges heavy icing clouds CBs you should be clear of cloud by then solid clouds black clouds a break in the clouds overcast = clouded over, with no break in the cloud a solid overcast scattered cloudy fluffy clouds puffy clouds a bank of clouds to clear up do the tops look smooth ? [...]
[...] to turn up / down a pilot can be confused by motorway lights, floodlights or fireworks to mistake something for something else Unlit WORK IN PROGRESS type of work trenches are being dug a snowplough Snowclearing consequences staff and equipment on the runway oil on the tarmac special lightings and signs trenches for cables closed taxiways LEGAL PROBLEMS to impound (owner in debt) to file an airprox to be fined / to pay a fine a prison sentence cleared by customs customs clearance the clearance sheet a waybill (details of shipment, route and charges) a licence suspension (we're in for a licence suspension) an infringement landing fees to be tight on validity dates at the moment a clean record to infringe a CTR load sheet list of passengers and/or cargo) the shipment a valuable shipment to search (police) could you arrange for us to be met by the police a rating une qualification) FLIGHT PLAN to file a flight plan in flight no control tower, no controlled room, no telephone link with ATC on the departing field turning from VFR to IFR (deteriorating weather conditions) do you have my details ? [...]
[...] a bigger speed reduction the speed reduction involved is impracticable the required speed we can make it slower if you wish no speed restrictions adjust speed so as to cross Mayfield at 25 to decelerate to 250 kts an airspeed decay a target indicated airspeed an airspeed indicator the airspeed fell to just over 210 kts to expedite to slow down stall DELAYS involuntary delays we need a 30' notice to run the system a slot time aircraft with an earlier slot time scheduled jet traffic can interfere delay not determined delaying actions to reduce speed / to reduce the approach speed to maintain / to keep up the speed to orbit / to make an orbit to go the long way round to make one's heading the long way round to make a right turn the long way round to roll out heading 320° the standard pattern to hold in the holding pattern to take up the hold at Gary to depart / to leave the holding pattern make your hold on the axis of the airway to go through the localizer to go through the localizer course to postpone / to put off / to delay / to hold up would it save us a delay to . [...]
[...] a layer of clouds a sheet of stratus a layer of cloud) to fly on and out of clouds precipitations to be crazed / to be struck by hailstones or lightning a cracked windscreen a soft spot place without precipitations) a squall line (une ligne de grain) Hail Hailstones Hailstorm the build-ups (les détériorations du temps, les conditions empiraient) the cells it's raining cats and dogs heavy rain / light rain it's pouring (down) with rain it's pissing down it's chucking it down (Rq : to chuck = to throw) Showers April showers showery spells (Rq : a spell = un sort, a short amount of time) it's drizzling it's spitting sun it's sunny there's a lot of sunshine today the sun is shining clear / it's a clear day Hot a blistering hot day today's sweltering a heat wave a clear blue sky it's boiling vocabulary the met route forecast have you got the Bordeaux actual ? [...]
[...] heavy DC10 with Mike Rq : un A/C à forte turbulence de sillage doit prévenir par l'ajout de "heavy" à son indicatif DIVERSION reasons poor weather conditions runway closure at destination fuel problem the A/C is running short of fuel vocabulary to divert to an alternate is there a suitable diversion we can go to where we can get maintenance on the generators SERVICES materials catering catering delivery ground handling loading operations to pick up additional freight a conveyor belt dispatch les opérations) landing fees to provide accommodation for oil lines and seals a large inventory = a lot of spares a runway inspection to request medical assistance on landing to arrange a ground transportation to Madison to call at a stop over people a student pilot the ground handling personnel the crew the cabin crew deadheading flight crew members = flight crew members not on duty to be on crew rest the career flight engineer a purser chef de cabine) flight crew passriders a vendor the senior purser an unruly passenger a rowdy passenger the relief flight engineer law enforcement officials a ramp agent a trapped agent in the compartment door the tug-driver the apron controller a bunch of fans the safety services VEHICLES (with registration numbers) coaches to take the passengers back to the terminal a passenger coach rescue vehicles a wheelbarrow small single-wheeled vehicle used to carry loads) a tug a ramp vehicle a loader = a lift-truck for baggage and catering a motor sweeper (=used to clean the apron surface) a refueller a luggage tug a fork-lift (for pallets) an estate a security van a service vehicle (=used to inspect the runway) the bomb disposal squad to arrange a ground transportation to Madison TUGS to tow I'll call for a tug will you need a tug to tow you in ? [...]
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