Aeronautical Meteorology

Our aeronautical meteorology courses conform with the latest World Meteorological Organization (WMO) training and education guidelines, audited by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Our courses:

  • only remove operational staff from their duties for a limited period of time;
  • teach international best-practice techniques in forecasting and observing;
  • can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Our courses include Aviation Meteorological Theory and Aeronautical Meteorological Observing. Alongside this training, the Met Office College can also provide a range of services to help aeronautical meteorological service providers enhance flight safety through compliance with WMO Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster (AMF) competency standards. These services include consultancy and competency checking.

International Observer Training - a case study

In 2009 the Italian Air Traffic Control and Air Navigation organisation (ENAV) was about to embark on an extensive observer recruitment programme which involved training a large number of observers. After their training, the observers would be required to provide Meteorological Aerodrome Reports (METARs) at main airports throughout mainland Italy, Sardinia and Sicily.

ENAV contacted the Met Office to discuss on-site observer training options. For more information on what training options were chosen please read the full case study (PDF, 130 kB).

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

Last updated: 3 June 2015