Aviation Weather Observing Course
Weather & Meteorology - A Basic Understanding
We are excited to introduce an in-depth, 8-hour-plus 100% online course on Aviation Weather Observing taught by an experienced aviation meteorologist. We didn't cut corners in the development of this course- you'll learn here! This course is specifically aimed at those who want a deeper understanding of how weather fits into the aviation industry and exactly how to observe the current weather conditions and encode them into meteorological aviation reports (METARs). Following successful completion of this class, each student may move forward with pursing a career with the FAA (or contractor) observing weather at commercial airports - with average pay ranging from $12/hr to over $40/hr.
A short, condensed crash-course in the basics of weather and meteorology instructed by a professional meteorologist. Learn about why weather exists, the different aspects of weather fronts, climate zones, and the atmosphere. Learn about the basic tools that meteorologists use to observe and predict the weather, and how to understand various weather alerts from the National Weather Service.
Cloud Types - What They Mean
Look Up (at the sky), Not Down (at your smartphone weather app). Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus, and Nimbus - that doesn't even begin to cover what you can discover about the atmosphere by taking a peak up at the sky.
Weather Radar - What Is It Really Telling You?
Those colors mean something, and so does the shape of the storm. See how meteorologists determine between severe weather on the radar and an ordinary rain shower.
First Responder Training
One-of-a-kind classes tailored for first responders of all types - Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Utility Company, Non-Profits, and everyone in-between. Knowing how the weather works is the key to successful response.
Weather Science - Fascinating!
Reading a weather map may be one of the most useful things you've ever learned! Amaze your friends and family!
Satellite - The Eye In The Sky
Just like a photo from space, satellite imagery gives you a one-of-a-kind look at the weather, anywhere on the earth. Learn how you can use it while the storms are still over the horizon!
Severe Weather Readiness
Learn how to exploit official weather products at your fingertips to gain knowledge about regional weather threats and upcoming severe weather. We're almost teaching ourselves out of a job!