King Air Users Information


Availability of UWKA in 2022 and 2023


With the development of the Next Generation King Air, the University of Wyoming will be unable to support any flight requests for a 12 to 18 month period beginning in May of 2022. This includes projects that utilize the UWKA or projects requesting the WCR on the C130. The Next Generation King Air is expected to come online in spring of 2023. Those wanting to request either the UWKA and/or the WCR for projects beginning in May 2023 should work closely with UWKA facility management team. We expect support for limited payload projects will be available in May 2023 at the earliest. More complex payloads and/or project logistics will likely become supportable later in 2023. We will continue to update this page as development of the Next Generation King Air progresses See the UWKA Planning Calendar for upcoming projects and scheduling of the UWKA.

Requesting Support


Observational facilities are available on a competitive basis to all qualified researchers from universities, government agencies and private sector companies requiring these research platforms and associated services to carry out their research objectives. The deployment of all facilities is driven by the scientific merit and capabilities of our facility to carry out the proposed observations and scheduling for the requested time.
All users should contact the UW facility manager for guidance about facility availability and instrument and operational feasibility. Completion of the UWKA/WCR/WCL request form (link below) is required. Please note that effective 1 May 2019, all requests for NSF/LAOF facilities must be submitted on-line via the on-line request system accessed by that link.

Useful Links:



NSF-funded investigators are often eligible for deployment support through the NSF LAOF deployment pool. NSF PIs should follow the instructions posted on the NCAR/EOL website for requesting NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities:


Information on LAOF Requests including timeline