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METAR / TAF Made Easy

Online single-subject course

Clear flight training hurdles or sharpen your skills.

Good News! If you'd like to unmask the mystery of the weather codes, you'll breeze through the FAA's METAR/TAF with this simple-to-understand course.
80 minutes

In-flight footage and colorful 3-D graphics take you into the weather to vividly illustrate fog, rain squalls and thunderstorms—from the cockpit. Plus, learn an easy trick for remembering each code—with just one viewing, you'll be current. 
This Course Covers...
  • Where & When
  • Who & Wind
  • Visibility & Phenomena
  • Present Weather
  • Sky Conditions
  • Temp/DP, Altimeter & Remarks
  • Reading a METAR
  • The TAF: What’s Coming
  • Reading a TAF

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  1. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  2. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

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    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  3. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person. The video running time for this course is 80 minutes.
  4. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer your questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention. Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it's like having a flight instructor with your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
  5. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon on the main menu of the course to receive your certificate.
  6. Can I still access the online course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your online pilot skill course.
  7. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  8. Now that I finished the course, what´s next? Consider purchasing another pilot skill course or pursuing another pilot certification or rating; King Schools will help make it easy and fun!

I understand what my trainer never taught me about METAR and TAF!
Wendy O. 06/12/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
Course Completion Review
James C. 05/30/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
Good Refresher
Good explanation of how to read and understand info.
Gregg M. 04/25/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
I love the kings, i am dyslexic and I dropped out of 9th grade, i passed my exam private helicopter and almost 3 hrs away from my check ride, if it was not for the kings i would have never have done this, thank you now im going after my fix wing, by the way im 62 years old thank you both
Juan C. 04/24/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
Course Completion Review
richard s. 04/17/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
infomation valuble
Unpacks weather
Lloyd K. 04/12/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
i have been a fan for 20 years
have been a fan for 20 years
George 03/27/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
it was very difficult to learn weather metar and taf from book.
king school lectures made it real easy.
i really appreciate them putting such easy to follow videos.
Sumit B. 01/25/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
Course Completion Review
Darin R. 01/05/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
Very Helpful
Corny but helpful.
Jordan H. 01/03/2022
METAR / TAF Made Easy
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