THE WEATHER INFO PILOTS REALLY NEED TO KNOW, WHEREVER YOU MAY BE
(Delivered live by Dr. Simon Keeling over 2 x sessions, 6-hours total. Limited availability)
|Why attend?||Learning highlights|
|Maximise your flying opportunities||Spotting weather trends|
|Learn how to DIY forecast||Fronts, highs & lows, the atmosphere,
clouds, risk assessing hazards
|Suitable for all from pre-PPL to ATPL||Airmasses, the weather they bring and
how they affect you
|It's great fun!||Wind forecasting at all levels|
|Simon says ... "The tick box exercise of the PPL leads to little actual weather knowledge. This course teaches you what you need to know to get the most from your flying."|
|Delegates say ... "What a great course! Outstanding and pertinent content delivered perfectly. Many thanks!"|
How is the course delivered?
Live via Zoom and available on desktops, tablets and smartphones, the course is presented live by Dr. Simon Keeling.
Broken down into two manageable sessions, this online course is the same as our classroom based course of the same name.
What topics are covered?
How to maximise your flying time, accurately plan the flying weather the next 5-days, and get the aircraft booked before anyone else. We’ll use todays charts to investigate how our flying would have been affected today (for example, would the cloud in the photograph have stopped you flying?). Topics covered included airmasses, the atmosphere, frontal systems, pressure systems, cloud development & forecasting, weather data as well as a Q & A session.
I am an experienced pilot, should I attend?
Yes, this course has been attended by those with no flying experience, through to 777 pilots and everyone said they learned a lot from it.
Will this course help me with my PPL/LAPL/ATPL and equivalent?
You will get under the skin of weather during this course. It will help you think like a weather forecaster and explain why weather happens. It is not a crash-course for passing the PPL or other exams, but it will make you ‘think weather’ and help you pass your exams.
What is included?
Lectures, handouts, full access to Simon and a completion certificate at the end of the course.
What time does the course start & end?
The course is run over two consecutive Saturday morning sessions from 9.30am to 12.30pm with breaks included.
What if I cannot attend on Saturday mornings, can I still take the course?
Absolutely! A recording of each of the sessions is made available for a limited time. Pilots who can’t watch the sessions live, can watch the replay and then submit questions via email to be answered rapidly. Special quick ‘catch-up’ meetings are held via Zoom or Facebook to answer any further questions and go over topics which need to be covered again. Just let us know when booking that you will not be taking part in the live sessions and you’d like the take the course ‘as live’. We can then make the necessary arrangements.
Where is the course held?
It’s online and you can access it from anywhere the world with a stable internet connection.
How much does the course cost?
The cost is £249 which includes all handouts and course certificate as well as ongoing questions for Simon.
This must be paid in advance. Numbers are restricted so that everyone gets the maximum from the course, and you can book your place now.