Courses: METAR1 and METAR2

Required courses in weather observation for personnel taking observations in connection with helicopter traffic and provide information directly to the helicopter pilots and / or helicopter company. Applies for platforms and mobile installations on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Reference to authority requirements: Regulations Aeronautical meteorological service BSL G 7-1 § 6 and Appendix 3.

METAR1: basic training

The course is a basic training, and consists of a theoretical part of 4 days and a practical part of 5 days including exam.  To pass the examination 75% must be correct, then a diploma for basic training will be issued.


METAR2 - Periodic academic update (PFO)

The course is a required annual refresher training for all personnel who report METAR weather observations to helicopter traffic and / or AVINOR / Meteorological Institute and who have completed METAR1 basic training, theory and practical part.

The course includes both theoretical and practical update and any changes in policy or practice.

For registration:

Trond H. Wikne (course Bergen), 22 96 30 54        

 For all courses apply the following:

Qualifications: Good general education (high school), desired practice from maritime environment, aviation environment or similar.

Registration: As soon as possible, and no later than 14 days before the course starts. Registration is mandatory.

Cancellation: If cancellation of course takes place after the deadline, Norwegian Meteorological Institute will reserve the right to  50% payment of the course fee.
Participants: We reserve the right to cancel courses where there are not enough participants.  If the given date not fit, we will be positive for alternative time, provided that registration of a minimum of 4 participants for each course.
Course fee includes course materials, lunch, coffee / soft drinks
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