WXR-2007 Weather and Meteorology

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



Weather and Meteorology covers aviation-related weather concepts, focusing on practical issues associated with airline flight operations. The course includes a review of frontal systems, fog types and formation and high altitude weather phenomena (including the jet stream and clear air turbulence). Particular attention is focused on geographical areas of interest, including the Middle East and Asia and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and associated tropical cyclones (hurricanes or typhoons). A final section reviews decoding of weather reports and forecasts.

 Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Airline Pilots

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Frontal System

  • Climate and Weather
  • Frontal Systems
  • Stationary Fronts
  • Warm Fronts
  • Cold Fronts
  • Occluded Fronts

Lesson 2: Fog

  • Radiation Fog
  • Advection Fog
  • Up-slope Fog
  • Frontal Fog
  • Steam Fog

Lesson 3: High Altitude Weather

  • Tropopause
  • High Level Clouds
  • Jet Stream
  • Clear Air Turbulence

Lesson 4: Weather Conditions

  • Middle East and Asia

Lesson 5: The Intertropical Convergence Zone 

  • Middle East and Asia

Lesson 6: Tropical Cyclones

  • The characteristics of a tropical cyclone (hurricane or typhoon)
  • How tropical cyclones are formed
  • How these storms are categorized

Lesson 7: Weather Reports and Forecasts

  • METAR – Routine Aviation Weather Report
  • SPECI – Non-Routine Aviation Weather Report
  • TAF – Terminal Aerodrome Forecast
  • AIRMET and SIGMET formats

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.