The Met Office is a Civil Aviation Authority approved provider of aviation observer training. The Offshore Meteorological Observing course is designed to enable observers to make accurate aviation weather reports for offshore helicopter operations.
The training will provide tuition in the theory and practical skills required to make weather reports to the necessary standard to ensure the safety of helicopter operations.
The 6th Edition of CAP 437 Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas - Guidance on Standards recommends that personnel who carry out meteorological observations on offshore installations are to undergo formal meteorological observer training and are certificated by an approved training organisation for this role. Observers should complete refresher training every two years.
Aim: To enable observers to make accurate aviation weather reports for offshore helicopter operations.
Course length: Two days.
Location: Courses are run regularly in Aberdeen. They can also be held exclusively for your staff in Aberdeen, at the Met Office College facilities in Exeter, or at a location of your choice.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
"Training was interesting and informative. It is very helpful that the course can be done 'on-site'."
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Last updated: 3 June 2015