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Aeronautical Meteorological Observing (AMO)

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to make fully compliant and accurate aviation weather reports. The acquisition of the necessary skills is achieved through a combination of theory and practical training.

Aim: To provide meteorological observing staff with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to make fully compliant, accurate aviation weather reports.

Course length: 10 days (five days theory, five days practical).

Note: Attendance on this course requires a basic understanding of aviation weather reports, so delegates are encouraged to complete a brief pre-course assessment prior to attendance to help us to identify any particular learning needs.

Price: £3,203 per person (VAT exempt)

Location: Courses are held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

"I was impressed. The course was delivered from a variety of approaches, to me this seemed well done to ensure that all differing 'types of thinkers' were engaged. An obviously highly knowledgeable and experienced team, great rapport with each other and the students which positively promotes the Met Office, as well as creating an interesting and stimulating learning environment." – Observer trainee

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • make accurate and compliant weather observations;
  • create Meteorological Aerodrome Reports (METARs) and special reports;
  • understand the various systems, equipment and instruments in use, including the maintenance and calibration of the sensors;
  • interpret actual/forecast surface information and any other appropriate charts and forecasts for aviation to assist in the understanding of the weather.

How to book

Please note, due to the UK Government social distancing recommendations for Covid-19, we are monitoring our published training dates and making arrangements to reschedule courses where required and where possible. If you have any questions about our courses, please email aviationtraining@metoffice.gov.uk.

See our calendar to find out when the next available courses are scheduled.

For information about training at a location of your choice or book a space on the course, please email aviationtraining@metoffice.gov.uk.

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