EAA is an organization comprised of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. Each year, pilots, general aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in watching planes do amazing stunts and fly-bys at daily air shows gather in droves at AirVenture, the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration".
The Federal Pavilion, one of the many buildings on the AirVenture grounds, hosts several federal agencies from the United States and the Bahamas. The agencies, including U.S. National Park Service, Bahamas Customs and Civil Aviation Authority, and NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), are members of the International Federal Partnership, which all support the aviation community in various ways.
Many educational forums will be presented by the various government representatives. These forums include live demonstrations, interactive presentations and information regarding the various missions of each agency. Some of the forums will give attendees FAA "Wings" credit for attendance. Check out the tentative schedule here.
Representatives from different areas of NOAA’s National Weather Service attend the EAA AirVenture each year. National Weather Service Headquarters out of Washington, D.C. supports a large booth in the Federal Pavilion. The booth contains many brochures explaining aviation services provided by the NWS, as well two computer kiosks with access to the numerous NWS weather websites. In addition, there is a tabletop tornado machine, real weather instruments (past and present), and other fun gadgets to explore.
Employees from the Wisconsin NWS Weather Forecast Offices, including Milwaukee/Sullivan, Green Bay and LaCrosse staff the booth during the week. Some employees of the Aviation Weather Center from Kansas City, MO and the NWS Headquarters also work at the booth. We are there to answer your questions and talk about the weather!
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