Military Capabilities

RCAF officer wants help for soldiers to better understand English accents from other nations

02 November 2017

Key Points

  • A RCAF officer would like a training product to help his pilots understand allies’ English accents
  • He says aviation communication can become difficult at important times of flight

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) officer wants a simulation and training solution to help his pilots better understand English accents of allies during critical moments in flight.

RCAF 426 Transport Training Squadron Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Brent Hoddinott told Jane’s on 1 November that many of his C-130 pilots, who he said have left small Canadian towns for the first time, have had difficulty understanding instructions of allied airmen or air traffic controllers (ATC).

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