Aviation training

We have developed a wide range of training courses for the aviation community

As leaders in aviation meteorology, the Met Office College has developed a wide range of training courses for the aviation community which:

  • enable meteorological observers to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements; 
  • teach international best-practice techniques in forecasting and observing and review the latest developments in aeronautical meteorology;
  • help you to better understand and interpret meteorological information, and the impacts of weather on your activities; 
  • can be delivered at a site convenient to you or at our excellent facilities in Exeter.

Our courses and training include:

General Aviation

We help delegates prepare for the meteorological elements of the PPL, PPL(B) , CPL(B) and BGA Bronze 'C' badge and blend theoretical meteorological knowledge with practical exercises.

Air Traffic Control

We are contracted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK Meteorology Authority, to train all airfield observers and deliver comprehensive aviation meteorological training.

Offshore Meteorological Observing

As a CAA approved provider of aviation observer training, our Offshore Meteorological Observing courses enable staff on offshore installations to make accurate aviation weather reports for helicopter operations.

Aeronautical Meteorological

We offer training for both aeronautical observers and forecasters which conforms with the latest WMO training and education guidelines.

Commercial Aviation

Our courses help airline and airport personnel better understand and interpret meteorological information and blend theoretical meteorological knowledge with practical exercises.

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

Last updated: 20 December 2013