|A fabulous course …|
... for both VFR & IFR rated pilots offering genuine & practical weather planning tools. Simon runs the course informally in groups of 5 people and welcomes questions & clarification throughout. I have done both Part I & II of Weather School and the knowledge gained is 'game changing' for trip planning, especially the information gleaned form the internet and particularly the Skew T's.
|Very good day ...|
... learnt a lot from Simon in a very informal atmosphere would recommend to anyone thinking of signing up to go .
|More than 2 decades after my original PPL weather exams...|
... it was great to attend this course to refresh my knowledge & assist me to make decisions on whether I should fly/not fly based on weather forecasts.
|Aviation weather course Part 1 was very enjoyable and informative|
I'm looking to book Part 2 as I was very happy with everything. It's a nice informal small group with plenty of opportunity for discussion and clarification of all concepts and expert responses to questions. The only thing that could improve it for me would be if it took place nearer where I live. Thanks to the team at Weather School!
|Made a complex subject interesting ...|
... and understandable, removed a lot of the mystery.
I learnt so much about weather in general and the forecasting process which has given me more confidence to read and interpret the weather information we use as pilots. The small group and Simons style make for a very friendly and interactive day which was really enjoyable as well as informative.
|An excellent course. |
I learnt loads. Simon has a great teaching style and answered all my questions on aviation weather. Thank you! I cannot wait for part two.
|An absolutely fantastic day at Weather School |
Enjoyable and extremely informative and a great bunch of fellow pilots as well. Can't recommend the day enough and Simon is a very entertaining and extremely knowledgeable meteorologist. It also provided an excuse to fly to Halfpenny Green! Already signed up for Part 2.
Learnt a lot, small class size, Simon superb teacher!
|I really enjoyed my day at Weather School|
There was a lot of information to take in, but it was delivered really well. Simon's knowledge and enthusiam for the subject makes for a really engaging course. The small group size works really well too. You get to know your classmates a little and questions and discussion flows easier.
|Professional yet personable|
Really practical knowledge and insight shared which I was immediately able to apply to forecasting the next week. Professional yet personable: all questions were answered and plenty of info and resources shared to improve chances of picking the good days! Many thanks!
|Aviation Weather Pt 1|
I did Simon's Aviation Weather Pt 1 course. He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter and I came away with much more knowledge and confidence than I had when I went in. There was lots of useful information that I can apply now - information that was never in my PPL training and textbooks. I completely recommend this course to any pilot of light aircraft, gliders or microlights.
|Fantastic course - Simon’s enthusiasm and knowledge is incredible|
Simon is absolutely passionate about the subject and just as importantly is able to communicate his broad knowledge of weather extremely effectively, bringing the subject to life. Very glad I attended the course and builds on top of the ppl considerably, giving more confidence, knowledge and techniques to plan suitable flying days and cross-countries. Thoroughly recommended and am looking forward to attending part 2.
|i don’t think of how it might be…|
i don’t think of how it might be improved upon really Amazing how much the nppl syllabus leaves out Simon is a talented and forthcoming teacher
|An information-packed day which really…|
An information-packed day which really helped me with the interpretation of synoptic charts and whetted my appetite for more detail
|Aviation Weather School|
I have attended both Weather School Part 1 & 2. Doctor Simon Keeling teaches weather forecasting in an informal and easy to understand format and makes the whole day very enjoyable and interesting. The class size is just right which allows everybody to participate and ask questions. I believe this course is essential to all pilots to really understand and forecast the weather.
|Have attended both aviation parts one…|
I have attended both aviation parts one and two and enjoyed every minute. Already the knowledge I have learnt has helped me plan flights AND given me the confidence to fly in what was said to be IFR but turned out to be VFR after all, gaining extra enjoyment from my hobby ! Simon, Kate and Simon's dad all made the two days a dream to attend, the course was pitched at the right level and the food and hospitality was second to none. I now feel very much part of the Weather School family . Have already recommended to flying buddies and will continue to do so.
What a great course! Outstanding and pertinent content delivered perfectly. Many thanks Simon !
|Really interesting day|
Really interesting day; not sure how much of it I will retain but I understand a lot more about how to use weather charts and the different types of winds around the U.K. Also good info about weather sites, fronts and pressure systems. Simon is very engaging. Definitely going to practice over the next few days to consolidate what we learned.
|Aviation Weather Part 1|
A very informative and lively day of learning. The level is pitched such that a quick revision of PPL Met might help with the speedy pace of content delivery. There is a lot of information but all fascinating and very relevant to PPL aviation. As the classes are small, Simon was able to bring in relevant aspects of Met to each of the attendees personal flying activities. Looking forward to Part 2. Lunch was a very decent buffet as well
|Nothing to fault|
Nothing to fault - a very well worthwhile day.
|Host, location and course very good|
Simon was excellent from beginning to end. Very welcoming and helped a great deal before getting there with finding car parking. I drove for over 4 hours to get to weather school to the slick process was great. The location is quaint, suitable for a nice small class of 5 with all the facilities and amenities required. Simon's Dad was lovely and kept the coffee, biscuits and sweets flowing! The day was interspersed with adequate breaks and a very good lunch with a great buffet spread. There was lots of food! The material was excellent. Part 1 was like going through the PPL material but in more depth and making it much more relevant specifically to aviation and airmanship. That was the biggest take-away for me from the day. The theory was very good, but it was the aviation-related tips that I found most useful and there are plenty to apply. I came away feeling much more confident and capable of being able to interpret analysis charts alongside doing more forecasting of my own. I have, of course, signed up for Part 2 of the course. Recommended.
Great course. Loads of fun and informative
|Simon produces an ideal learning …|
Simon produces an ideal learning environment. You come away knowing that you can do it.
|This course was both enjoyable and …|
This course was both enjoyable and extremely useful . All PPL pilots should attend this.