it’s strong winds, turbulence, thunderstorms, lightning, low visibility, wind
shear, IMC conditions or freezing precipitation, the weather can have a major impact
on safety and capacity for aviation operations. Poor weather adds to the
complexity of flying; as do other threats such as operating near mountainous
terrain, in remote locations, limited weather data available - all these
factors serve to increase the risk of flight operations.
Weather has a significant impact on safety, air traffic management (ATM), fuel burn, and on-time performance. Research by IATA and others now shows 40% of fatal accidents have weather as a contributing factor. In the US, about 75% of delays are weather-related; costing billions of dollars per year. There are seemingly weekly injuries due to turbulence encounters, numerous runway excursions, CFITs and loss of control accidents with weather as a contributing factor. Add to this delays and uncertainty due to fog, typhoons, severe thunderstorms, snowstorms, and other adverse conditions.
Within a flight operation, most day-to-day delays and disruptions to operations are maintenance or weather-related. Recent accidents in the industry, highlight the need to further improve how airlines and other sectors of the industry manage the impact of adverse weather conditions on safety and operations. As part of this, the knowledge and currency with weather concepts and products should be seen as a critical risk control and element of the safety system.
This course will provide a refresher on upper level meteorology, review of aviation weather hazards and weather charts and information for flight planning and briefing purposes. To maximise the transfer of training to the line, the course will be a mixture of a brief review of theory and aviation weather hazards combined with scenario-based weather events, case studies, and discussions.
This two day (2 day) intense workshop is designed to provide delegates with an overview of aviation weather hazards (e.g., turbulence, thunderstorms, tropical weather), weather-related decision making, and how pilots can develop briefing strategies to enhance weather situational awareness.
This course will also provide a review of weather charts and MET information provided for international and domestic flight operations.
maximise the transfer of training to the line, the course will be a mixture of
a brief review of theory and aviation weather hazards combined with scenario-based
weather events, case studies, and discussions.
The course will draw on guidance in ICAO Doc. 7192 - Part F-1 - Meteorology for Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots, industry accidents, and other sources, and will include such topics as:
- Review of MET messages and information
- Aeronautical MET reports (METAR, SPECI)
- Prognostic charts (e.g., SIGWX)
- Aeronautical forecasts and warnings (TAFs, Aerodrome Warnings, Wind Shear Warnings, Area FCST)
- Aircraft observations / Pilot reports (AIREPs/PIREPs)
Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, Dispatchers, Safety Managers, SAR, etc.
Participants must have a firm meteorology knowledge level equivalent to that of an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), ATC Licence or Military equivalent.
Workshop Duration: 2 days (0900h to 1700h each day).
Location: Various locations – In-house available.
Fee: $650.00 USD
10% Discount when 6 or more participants from the same company (on the same invoice) are registered.
5% Discount when 3 - 5 participants from the same company (on the same invoice) are registered.
Customised in-house training also available.
Our courses can be delivered to your offices and tailored to your organisation's needs. If you have a group of 5 or more individuals for this course, please contact us and we will provide you with information about bringing this course to your offices at a time convenient for you and your staff.
(C) John W. Dutcher (2014 - 2020)