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Wx Balloon Launch and Tour of Chanhassen National Weather Service Forecast Office
Aviation weather forecasting, facility tour and wx balloon launch.
Date and Time:
Friday, August 9, 2024, starting at 16:00 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Melissa Dye, Joseph Calderone
Brief Description:

Come join this exciting and education packed event at the Chanhassen National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast office!

  • Watch an educational presentation on weather forecasting by the NWS.
  • Meet and talk with actual weather forecasters who create and publish the TAF's that pilots use!
  • Get a tour of the facility operations area to see how weather forecasts are put together.
  • Observe the preparation and launch of an actual weather balloon, and learn about the information they transmit and how that information is used.

Bring lots of aviation weather related questions for a lively discussion and unique learning opportunity with professional weather forecasters!

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Location of Seminar:
Chanhassen National Weather Service Forecast Office
1733 Lake Dr W, Chanhassen, MN

Chanhassen, MN 55317
Directions to Venue:

Park in any parking lot spots on the north side (front) of our building. There are technically 2 addresses to the building: 1733 and 1735 Lake Drive West. Use the 1733 entrance; there's large 1733 numbers over the front door. Ring the doorbell inside the entryway to be let in. There is a sign-in book in our lobby for everyone to sign, then the conference room doorway is to the left once inside the lobby. 

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Fly-in Seminar?:
20 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar is currently filled. No additional online registrations are accepted.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Andy Pfahnl
Phone: (603) 867-6316
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Special thanks to the Chanhassen NWS Forecasting Office for hosting the event!

Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other task not covered in the NPP that is not A/W or Ops
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