The Met Office is a Civil Aviation Authority approved provider of aviation observer training.
In the 6th Edition of CAP 437 Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas - Guidance on Standards the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recommends that personnel who carry out meteorological observations on offshore installations undergo formal, certificated meteorological observer training and are certificated by an approved training organisation for this role. The Met Office is a CAA approved provider of aviation observer training.
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.
Observers should complete refresher training every two years to ensure they remain familiar with any changes to meteorological observing practices and procedures.
This online refresher training provides an update to the 2 day Offshore Meteorological Observing course and should be completed successfully every 2 years to update your certificate.