Aviation Hazards Seminar

January 31st, 2015

*** As of 1/20/15, plenty of seating is still available.***

The FAASafety website information is incorrect regarding the seminar being full. Sorry for the confusion.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Wichita, KS in association with the Kansas Army National Guard, and EagleMed would like to invite you to a FREE one day seminar for general aviation (GA) pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts. The seminar will be geared towards convective aviation hazards. ( ie. Thunderstorms and their hazards)

The Seminar will feature presenters from a multitude of agencies in the public and private sector to discuss how weather affects the aviation community. 

FAAST credit will be available, please see link on left side of page to register for the credit.

Please check back often as the agenda may change until finalized.

Aviation Hazards Seminar

Convective Weather Effects

January 31, 2015

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Heartland Preparedness Center

2808 N. New York Street

Wichita, KS

** All participants must register by January 23, 2015 at: http://goo.gl/26NgZT  **

Tentative Agenda:

9:00 - 9:10         Introduction and logistics - Chance Hayes NWS

9:15 – 9:45        Your briefing...before you call the briefer. – Jay Prater KAKE-TV and Pilot

9:50 – 10:35      Turbulence and Microbursts – Eric Schminke NWS

10:35 – 10:50    Break

10:55 – 11:25    Weather Impacts on Fixed wing and rotary aircraft - EagleMed

11:30 – 12:15    Night Vision Goggles during flight- EagleMed

12:15 – 1:00      Lunch and Night vision tent demo (sponsored by EagleMed)

1:00 – 1:30        Forecasting convection – Jesse Sparks AWC

1:35 – 2:05        Chelsea Kenyon CWSU (Center Weather Service Unit)

2:10 – 2:40        Dual Polarization radar basics and usage in aviation – Kenneth Cook NWS

2:40 – 3:00        Break

3:00 – 3:25        Forecasting Fog and Precipitation type – Andy Kleinsasser NWS

3:30 – 4:00        Tower operations during inclement weather – Bob Graf FAA ATCT

4:05 - 4:30        Closing remarks



Questions or Comments:

Chance Hayes

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National Weather Service

Wichita, KS


316-942-8483 ext. 726