Shaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
Technically, all ATC and pilots MUST be able to speak English. Realistically, ATC has to know English and pilots flying out of the country need to know English. But in most countries, the native language is just fine within the borders of said country.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6972 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
In Indonesia, all ATC conversations are carried in English. However, sometimes you hear the local lingo when Ground is talking to airport vehicles. Some small airfields talk in Indonesian.... but I'll let the regular flyers here tell me instead of me telling you...
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !