Research Aircraft Public Open House


SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NSF/NCAR C-130 University of Wyoming King Air

Join us for this free, family-friendly event!

Visit two research aircraft - the NSF/NCAR C-130 and the University of Wyoming King Air - that are involved in a study to better understand the chemistry of wildfire smoke. These “flying laboratories” will be based in Boise from 22 July - 31 August 2018 and will conduct research flights between 1,000 and 28,000 feet. The aircraft are fully equipped with a suite of instruments to measure aerosols, chemistry, and cloud microphysics as well as scientists on-board to operate the sensors.

At the event, you'll have the opportunity to:

» Get on board and explore the research aircraft.

» Learn about the impacts wildfires has on the environment and public health.

» Talk with mission scientists, engineers, and other project staff.

» Visit the UCAR Center for Science Education booth to explore and understand our changing world (fun for kids of all ages!)

For safety reasons, please bring no more than 3 children per adult, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Printable PDF of the Research Aircraft Public Open House flier.





Boise Airport Event Access Point

Western Aircraft, Inc.
Boise Air Terminal
4300 Kennedy Street
Boise, ID 83705

  • Free parking available in the Western Aircraft parking lot
  • Enter the Western Aircraft Office from the parking lot [Visitor Entrance]
  • Sign-in at front desk
  • Event staff will be on-site for guidance to research aircraft

View the location of and calculate your directions to the Western Aircraft Office at the Boise Air Terminal.