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METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)

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.

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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
"KING Classic" is a new way to identify some of King's courses created using standard definition video. While the video may not look current, rest assured that the knowledge presented is timeless and up-to-date. You will enjoy John & Martha's valuable teaching and insights that stand the test of time no matter where you are in your pilot journey.

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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."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    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!

Unedited Customer Reviews
Great Refresher
Working on my CFII.  Current EFB translate all this stuff into easy to read English.  That is not how it appears on the written test.  Great refresher and test prep
Andrew L. 06/12/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
wow, complicated but clearly
Seems impossible to understand but sky's are clearing
Thijs T. 04/19/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Breezy (pun) review of weather
Warren R. 04/05/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Enjoyed the METAR/TAF Review!
I've been flying about 20 years, and I still managed to learn something new. Great course.
Steven P. 03/31/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Course Completion Review
Thumbs up!
Michael M. 02/28/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
good course
Ronald T. 02/18/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Much Wiser about Weather
Thanks for helping me to interpret all the acronyms
Shaun C. 02/04/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Good job
Just a bit holey but very well presented and easy to understand.
Robert M. 01/31/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Things are getting clear
I am really pleased to have purchased the inclusive private pilots kit. Anything short of it would have left me in the clouds.
Thomas G. 01/20/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
Course Completion Review
Julie G. 01/19/2024
METAR / TAF Made Easy - (King Classic)
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