Meteorology for Aviators

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

Meteorology for Aviators 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.

Course length: Two days

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.

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

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 METARs and TAFs;
  • comprehend aviation hazards and the use of specific aviation forecast products (214/215);
  • understand how to interpret weather satellite and radar rainfall imagery. 

Price: For Exeter-based courses - £329 (Met Office training is VAT exempt) (includes all tuition, lunch, refreshments and a tour of the Operations Centre).

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.

Customer quotes about the Meteorology for Aviators course

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

"A course worth doing, will tell all my students, Thank you."

"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: 29 November 2012