Meteorology course

Meteorology Course for Flight Officers / Flight Dispatchers (30 hours)

The aim of the course is to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes on meteorology required to perform FO/FD job in accordance with ICAO Doc 7192 Part D3, 2nd edition, 1998.

Course objectives: upon completion of the course participants shall:
- explain the basics of aviation meteorology;
- interpret meteorological information;
- use meteorological English.

This course is meant for prospective FO/FDs and meteorological services personnel of the ANSPs.
The course consists of 8 training modules. 

The course consists of 8 training modules  -

Module 1. Introduction to meteorology (4 hours)
1.1. Aviation and meteorology
1.2. Regulations on meteorological services
1.3. Meteorological service for international air navigation
Module 2. Atmosphere (2 hours)
2.1. Composition and structure.
2.2. ISA
2.3. Heating of the atmosphere.
2.4. Humidity.
2.5. Adiabatic processes.
2.6. Stability.
2.7. Vertical distribution of temperature
Module 3. Atmospheric processes (4 hours)
3.1. Atmospheric pressure
3.2. Wind
3.3. Turbulence
3.4. Formation of clouds and precipitation
3.5. Thunderstorms
3.6. Aircraft icing
3.7. Air masses and fronts
3.8. Volcanic ash
3.9. General climatology
Module 4. Meteorological observations (4 hours)
4.1. Surface observations
4.2. Visibility and RVR
4.3. Upper-air observations
4.4. Station model
Module 5. Aeronautical meteorological reports (4 hours)
5.1. Types
5.2. METAR and SPECI
5.3. Use of reports
5.4. Surface and upper-air chart analysis
5.5. Technical systems distributing meteorological information
Module 6. Aeronautical forecasts (2 hours)
6.1. Types of aeronautical weather forecasts
6.2. Prognostic charts
Module 7. Field trip to an ANSP meteorological division (2 hours)
Module 8. Meteorological English (8 hours)
8.1. Meteorological abbreviations
8.2. Meteorological messages: reading and recognition
8.3. Reading texts on aviation meteorology

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