General Aviation services

A comprehensive range of weather products for those who fly recreationally.

The Met Office is the world-leader in aviation meteorology, one of only two World area Forecast Centres (WAFC) and contracted by the CAA under Single European Skies (SES) as the sole provider of aviation weather in the UK.

General Aviation services

We aim to provide you with the best service possible to improve flight safety and we're continually looking at how we can improve and refine our General Aviation services.

Our entire range of GA services for private pilots has now been upgraded, giving you tablet and mobile friendly access to the most comprehensive UK aviation weather source available for pilots. The easy to use platform with a range of new features includes access to the most up-to-the-minute information and NEW aerodrome warnings - available freely for private pilots for the first time.

The old GA product will be retired on 31 December 2015. Our new services are running on a new platform, so you will need to create a new account.

Once you have registered and set up your new GA account, please log in 

Questions about updates to General Aviation services?  See if your query is answered by our Frequently asked questions.

Update: Since its initial launch in June 2015, this new GA service has been further improved to address user feedback. Thank you to those who have told us their thoughts. which have helped us to develop the service and how you use it. From October 2015 you will notice improvements in how TAFs and METARs are accessed, viewed and printed. Balloon locations will be added to the map and you'll also have the option to set and save your default map view.

The Met Office is proud to contribute to the flight safety of General Aviation through its membership of  GASCo (General Aviation Safety Council). GASCo is a non-profit making Registered Charity funded by its member organisations, pilots, aviation authorities and other contributors, and is devoted to the promotion of flight safety.

Last updated: 7 October 2015

GetMet 2012

GetMet 2012Produced in association with the CAA, this free booklet provides essential information on where to get your met data to safely enjoy low-level flying, both in the UK and near Europe.

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