Meteorology for Aviators

a selection of courses covering all aspects of aviation meteorology for the general aviation community

This course is aimed at light-aircraft pilots of all levels of competency and covers topics such as basic meteorological theory and the interpretation of meteorological charts.

Aim: To broaden and enhance the pilot's knowledge of aviation weather in relation to low-level route planning and safety.

Course length: Two days

Scheduled button On request button

Location: Courses are run at the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or can be arranged on request for group bookings of 10 or more at a location of your choice.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • understand general meteorology including pressure systems, air masses, frontal systems, forces acting on the atmosphere and wind;
  • fully interpret and effectively use Meteorological Aerodrome Reports (METARs) and Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs);
  • comprehend aviation hazards and the use of specific aviation forecast products (e.g. F214/F215);
  • understand how to interpret weather satellite and radar rainfall imagery. 

To book and pay online for a place go to Met Office College Online.

Click login to register for free on the site, then go to Understanding Weather and Climate, General Aviation.

"A great course, and one that beginners and experienced alike will derive a lot of benefit from."

"Having recently attended the two-day course, I just wanted to send my thanks to all concerned... the course was very well organised and presented in a very accessible manner with appropriate humour and a wealth of knowledge."

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 23 July 2015