Weather decision-making for pilots

helping you become a safe and proficient route flyer

Weather decision-making for pilots brings together knowledge in aviation meteorology theory and interpretation skills with Meteorological Threat and Error Management to help you become a safe and proficient route flyer.

Threat and Error Management (TEM) is an overarching safety concept regarding aviation operations and human performance, and is increasingly important for General Aviation. This course is led by experienced pilots and aviation forecasters. It will focus on meteorological threats and discuss how to successfully manage them, facilitating safe and efficient flight - be it Visual Flight Rules or Instrument Flight Rules.

Course length: One day

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 facilitate safe and efficient management of flights through improved pilot weather decision-making, in both planning and flight phases.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • understand the concept of meteorological threats;
  • understand human factors affecting a logical assessment of weather;
  • have a consolidated top-down method to interpret weather information;
  • understand the concept of meteorological TEM and be able to apply it practically in every flight.

Price: For Exeter-based courses - £155 (Met Office training is VAT exempt) (includes all tuition, lunch and refreshments).

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.

NB: This course is aimed at experienced pilots and can be regarded as an advanced module of the Meteorology for Aviators course. It is not suitable for pilots trying to obtain their Private Pilot Licence.

Customer quotes about the Weather Decision-Making for Pilots course

"This is an EXCELLENT course - and given this is the second time I have attended in a two year period, it has made me realise that this course is VITAL for pilots of most levels of experience..."

"...content thought provoking, challenging and useful. Has given me many ideas to test on next flights... Clear explanations with good practical examples from experienced trainers."

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Last updated: 20 November 2014