You can now take the ICAO aeronautical English exam at Panamedia, a pilot school based in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca

English level requirements in Aviation

In March 2003, ICAO amended the 1st Annex of the Chicago Convention to add the requirement to be examined in the use of the language in which they make their transmissions in radiotelephone communications to all aeronautical personnel; airplane and helicopter pilots, navigators, flight mechanics, and air traffic controllers.

The new requirements came into force on March 5, 2008, and are mandatory for anyone who requires an issue of their license. Those who do not have a Level 4, 5 or 6 of English language competence, in a scale that a rating goes from 1 to 6, will not be able to fly outside their native country. Including PPL-licensed pilots operating outside of controlled airspace, and excluding pilots with national PPL licenses.

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When should ICAO Aviation English level be renewed?

Level 4 (Operational), minimum level, must be renewed at least once every three years and level 5 (Extended) at least once every six years. If you get level 6 it is not necessary to renew it.

The ICAO Aviation English Evaluation

ICAO establishes that candidates are evaluated in six aspects of their linguistic competence:

  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Understanding
  • Interactions

Once the test is carried out, which you can take at the Panamedia facilities, the examinee will be able to write down on their license the level of English language competence he has obtained.

English aviation course

Panamedia offers you the Online Aviation English Course which objective is for the student to acquire detailed knowledge to speak, read, write and understand up to the maximum level (6).

Find out about the Online Aviation English Course>

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Pablo Israel is the Principles of Flight teacher at Panamedia International Flight School. Pablo studied aeronautical engineering in "Univeridad del Trabajo/Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya" in 2015, and your obtained his Comercial Pilot License in "Hangar 13 Uruguay" in 2018. In 2020, Pablo finished his academic aviation instructor course also in "Hangar 13 Uruguay". Pablo had the chance to work as a flight dispatcher in 2016, and in 2019 he was responsible for the maintenance and continue airworthiness of a BE35 and other planes for "AgroParaguay" in Paraguay. Also, he was the PIC (Pilot in Command) of the BE35 (Beechcraft Bonanza), flying to many different destinations all around South America. In 2021, he decided to move to Spain, where he was working for a ULM flight school as an administrative and ground & simulator instructor. -- Pablo Israel es instructor en tierra de Principios de Vuelo en Panamedia Escuela Internacional de Pilotos. Pablo estudió Ingeniería Aeronáutica en la Universidad del Trabajo/Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya en 2015, y obtuvo su Licencia de Piloto Comercial en Hangar 13 Uruguay en 2018. En 2020 Pablo terminó su curso de instructor académico en aviación también en "Hangar 13 Uruguay". Pablo tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar como despachante de vuelo en 2016, en 2019 fue responsable del mantenimiento y continuar la aeronavegabilidad de un BE35 y otros para "AgroParaguay" en Paraguay. También fue el PIC (Piloto al Mando) del BE35 (Beechcraft Bonanza), volando a muchos destinos diferentes en toda América del Sur. En 2021 decidió trasladarse a España donde estuvo trabajando para una escuela de vuelo ULM como instructor administrativo, de tierra y simulador. 🛩 ATPL course 👩‍✈️🧑‍✈️ 🗓 Next course start: 25th Sept 2023 📍 Mallorca / Valencia / Castellón 📲 . . . . . #Panamedia #escueladepilotos #flightschool #pilot #Mallorca #Valencia #ATPL #PPL #CPL #MCC #UPRT #RPA #UAS #UAVenterprise #Vueling #AirNostrum #Iberia #AirEuropa #Volotea #Wizzair #Kuwait