Aviation Meteorology Interactive Training CD ROM
Produced jointly by the world renowned Oxford Aviation Training School and the UK Met. Office this is a one-of-it's kind self-learning CD that is a fully interactive media-rich Computer Based Training (CBT) offering a course of theoretical and practical Meteorology for both student and qualified pilots ideal for use in a home or classroom environment.
Meteorology is brought to life by this CBT that has been carefully constructed by highly qualified instructors to be of great help to Student and Private Pilot students right through to Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot level.
The main aim of this CBT is to give pilot-oriented training in Aviation Meteorology theory and to teach pilots to use this theory to interpret met forecasts and reports in order to plan safe and expeditious flying sorties.
The CD ROM is split into 3 distinct sections:
Part one 'Aviation Meteorology Theory' covers the requirements of the JAA ATPL theoretical knowledge syllabus for Meteorology and much more. Emphasis is placed on the practical significance of meteorological phenomena for pilots when in the air. This section also usefully offers self-assessment tests, with feedback in the form of general tests in both JAA and FAA formats. Thus anybody using the CD with either none, or at any experience level will benefit greatly and at their own pace from Oxford Air Training's unparalleled experience in pilot training.
Part two 'Flight Briefing Information' contains instruction on types of forecast available to pilots and interpretation of forecasts for flight planning purposes, e.g. METARs, TAFs, spot wind charts, significant weather charts etc.
In the case of METARS and TAFs, there are separate lessons covering both European (JAA) and USA (FAA) conventions making it ideal study material for pilots training at all levels in Europe or the USA.
Part three 'Met. Office Services' teaches pilots how best to access and use all the relevant Met Office weather information for full pre-flight planning.