Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Pier 7 Heliport.
The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, altimeter, visibility and cloud height on a graphical display, over a VHF frequency, and on the Internet www.digiwx-4md.com.
The Pier 7 Heliport is Maryland’s only public-use, full service heliport providing six landing pads, Jet A fuel service, parking, Pilot’s lounge, and hanger space. The heliport also offers a full line of services including charter on demand, medical transport, executive flight options, and aerial land surveys, as well as being available for special events and occasions. www.flyBHS.com. “The addition of the Belfort AWOS added one more measure of safety for our flight operations,” this according Jessie Bowling, Special Projects at Pier 7 Heliport, she continues, “the Belfort AWOS met our needs for a quality weather reporting system at our Pier 7 facility”
Funding for the AWOS was provided in part by the Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Regional Aviation Assistance.
Belfort Instrument Company has been a leading provider of weather instruments to government, professional meteorology and aviation markets for over 130 years.