Try out the new simulator: Springtime aviation simulator

Try out the new simulator: Springtime aviation simulator


Weather simulators are a great tool for both teaching and assessing weather forecaster competency. The new sim in the EUMeTrain sim collection is producued by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LVGMC) and enables you to step into the shoes of an aviation forecaster in the Baltic Region. There will be more than one significant phenomena you will be experiencing while you will be tasked to write TAFs, Warnings, SIGMETs and give TRENDs by using TafEditor during your shift.

This weather simulator is based on a real case in spring at Riga airport and it was used as a test simulator for preparing forecasters for the real competency assessment in the LVGMC aviation department. It has built-in features such as a METAR screen and a TafEditor for submitting forecasts and warnings. Meteorological data provided in this simulator can be overwhelming at times, as the case runs six times faster than in real life. It gives you the option to experience a full operational shift in just one and a half hours.

If you are interested in the technical side, you can download the weather simulator and see for yourself how it was built using html and javascript.

Access the simulator here.