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Aviation meteorology modules

Aim: To help airline and airport personnel better understand and interpret meteorological information, so they can optimise operations and safety.

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

Course length: Half day (two/three modules) or full day (four/five modules).


  1. Aviation weather regimes (core module)
  2. Aviation weather hazards (e.g. fog, turbulence, ice)
  3. Effects of winter weather on airport operations
  4. Weather fronts
  5. Pressure systems and their impacts
  6. Understanding aviation codes (Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs), Meteorological Aerodrome Reports (METARs), Snow Notices to Airmen (SNOWTAMs)
  7. Interpreting aviation charts
  8. Climate change and commercial aviation

Guide to module selection

The modules can be mixed and matched to tailor the course for both airline and airport operators. We recommend that 'Aviation weather regimes' is included in your module selection.

The number of modules that can be completed in a half or full day depends on the modules selected and the level of knowledge of the delegates. If you tell us your requirements we can advise you about the optimum timetable for your training session.

Individual modules can be expanded and tailored to your needs. We are also happy to create modules to fit ;any specific training requirements not covered by the topics listed.

International aviation

Want to know more about aviation meteorology? Find out about our Foundation Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT) course.

How to book

If you would like more information on modules or book a course, please email the aviation training team: