Winter Weather Workshop


Workshop Description

Every winter snowstorms, freezing rain, aircraft icing, and low level wind shear (LLWS) all significantly impact airline operations.  However, a greater anticipation of icing and severe winter weather conditions can greatly contribute to improved airline performance and safety. 

This workshop will refresh your knowledge on the forecasting and causes of such events and provide guidance on interpretation and proactive reaction to poor weather.

Learning Outcomes


By the end of the workshop participants will:



Have a better understanding of general meteorology including weather fronts, air masses, and causes of severe winter weather.


Be able to better utilise available information to make informed operational decisions.


Have an improved knowledge of hazards such as wind gusts, LLWS, icing and frozen precipitation.


Understand and use NWP computer model products, satellite, and radar imagery.

Who should attend?

Pilots and dispatchers, supervisors, and training personnel of regional airlines, air charter, freight and cargo services, and corporate, government, MEDEVAC, SAR, and law enforcement flight operations.


Workshop Duration, Location and Tuition

Workshop Duration: 2 days.

Fee: $750.00 USD.

Location: Various locations. In-house available.

All Dutcher SMS courses can be delivered to your offices and tailored to your organisation's needs. If you have a group of 5 or more individuals for this course, please contact us and we will provide you with information about bringing this course to your offices at a time convenient for you and your staff. For courses delivered in the United Kingdom, all prices are in UK Pounds (GBP).  For courses delivered in all other European countries, all prices are in Euros. For delivery in other countries, please contact us.


Regular Facilitator:  John Dutcher



For More Information

Download  Brochure:

Winter Weather Workshop (62kb)

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Dutcher Safety & Meteorology Services (2003 - 2008)
Last Updated: 10 Apr 08