About Us

About OZ Aviation English

Oz Aviation English was formed in 2015, when Michael Sinkovich was granted an instrument by CASA to conduct Aviation English Exams in Australia, which remains current to the present day

The exams may be conducted anywhere near Melbourne, although travel may take place within Australia with the venue agreed by both examiner and examinee

Competitive rates apply depending on location and anomalous circumstances


“As the ground training manager of our academy with international cadets, I would highly recommend Michael Sinkovich of OZ Aviation English to be your AELP examiner. I have sought Michael’s services as our AELP examiner for 5+ years. Michael has demonstrated his professionalism with an aviation background to guide me to prepare and assist my cadets to attain a high standard of AELP prior to their exams.”

Tang Williams
Ground Training Manager

Michael has provided Aviation Operational English Language assessment services for our flying school for a number of years. Our international aviation student training programme requires reliability and efficiency to ensure our students graduate on time for our airline customers. Michael provides efficient and on-time assessment services that fits into our training programme. The assessments that Michael use are practical and relatable to the students under assessment. We have no hesitation in recommending Michael’s professional services for Aviation English Language Assessments.

Kevin J. McMurtrie PhD FRAeS
Head of Operations | Chief Pilot
Port Macquarie Airport, NSW 2444, AUSTRALIA

About The Examiner

  • Michael Sinkovich, a Melbourne-based professional, administering Aviation English exams under the ICAO regulated LPRs (Language Proficiency Requirements) since its inception in 2007.
  • Recognised as a Subject Matter Expert teaching and examining Aviation English topics relevant to ICAL LPRs.
  • Worked in China at Civil Aviation University (CAUC) in Tianjin and Civil Aviation Flight University (CAFUC) in Guang Han.
  • Previously employed by Airservices Australia as a Simulator Support Officer in the Air Traffic Control simulator at Melbourne Airport.
  • Lives in Melbourne with his wife Sabrina, 8yo daughter Maria and feline member Leo.

Things You Need To Know About The Exam

This is a face to face oral exam and can take between 20 and 25 minutes

It will involve a brief radio communication between Air Traffic Controller and pilot. Candidates may also be given a picture description, a 2 minute talk on an aviation topic, but mostly questions and answers on any topic with an aviation theme

The applicant will be assessed on the 6 criteria outlined by ICAO

Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension and Interaction