What language do you speak?
@Emphrath I am from Constanta, Romania AND my name is Constantin =))
I've noticed, like all of you by now, that some users don't know or don't want to speak in english. I was thinking, at least for the new users who don't speak english, to put on our forum profile which language do we speak (if you want to disclose that). Maybe this will help the non-english speakers to seek help from a specific language speaker to guide them through (all done in private message).
And, to wash the bitterness of yesterdays conversation, here's a little real funny dialog:
A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!" Take it easy out there!
Also German is not an ICAO language so you are not allowed to use it inside controlled airspace so.. :P.
@malditobastardo Nice combo.... =))
Lakotaubp last edited by Lakotaubp
@malditobastardo Technically a German pilot approaching a German AirTraffic Control tower can use German. As can a French pilot in France etc. etc.
The tower could also speak to the pilot in their native toungue if they know it and can speak it fluently. Which is why if a tower is making first contact with a pilot ir airline they dont know English is used. English is the only fully universal International language to be used. Pilots must be able to speak English or French. If I have understood things correctly.
Oh but this is getting very OT so stopping now
Josele13 last edited by
I speak Spanish, I understand English at a medium level, but I use a translator to better understand others and I speak well.
I understand perfectly why this forum is in English and it helps me to understand this language.
arubislander last edited by
I think the idea in the OP is a good one. Won't be adding my languages to my sig though, as it is already bigger than most of my posts...
As nearly everyone where I am from I speak English, Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento and a little French. I can understand Italian and Portuguese most of the time. And German is growing on me.
@arubislander Nice coverage
pascal, pl/1, abap, sql, apl, c, java, qml. maybe some more.
@gischpelino Just the kind of languages need it arrownd here, maybe more than others.
@Lakotaubp Well yes it happen, but it shouldn't happen because of what we call in aviation "situational awareness". If you are inside a controlled airspace and there are other pilots in the same airspace you and the ATC should speak in English to put everyone on the same page BUT even here in Czequia pilots often speaks in Czech instead. But well..
French is an ICAO language, such as Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and chinese. In Canada this is a PIA because they often speak French Quebec . Communication in aviation is gold.
This a bit OT yes