Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed their AWOS AV at the Johnson County Airport (6A4), Mountain City, Tennessee.
The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) provides pilots with Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gusts, Temperature, Humidity, Dewpoint, Altimeter Setting, Density Altitude, visibility and cloud height. The Airport AWOS information is accessible via VHF at 126.22 MHz and telephone 423 727-4365 as well as over the internet; www.digiwx-6A4.com.
“The Belfort AWOS AV helped the airport solve a siting problem”, according to Dave Garris, Johnson County Airport Manager, he continues; we had a standard AWOS III on leased land because of the required 30 foot wind tower obstruction clearance. The lease payments were increasing and as a result the Tennessee Aeronautics Division helped the airport install the Belfort AWOS AV with ceilometer within the airport property boundaries thereby decreasing the lease payments. Our new AWOS allows the airport to continue all of the normal flight operations without restrictions. It was a win-win for all concerned.
Belfort Instrument Company has been a leading provider of weather instruments to government, professional meteorology and aviation markets for over 130 years. Detailed information can be found at www.belfortinstrument.com .