AWOS Micro Tower

Ever wonder what an AWOS system looks like and where you would buy one for a small airport? The MicroTower from Potomac Aviation is a miniature, solar-powered, self-contained advanced air traffic advisory system (AATAS) for non-towered airports. It provides brief traffic and weather advisories, speaking to pilots over an airport's existing radio traffic frequency, informing pilots of the system's presence and how to use it.

With the click of a mic, a pilot receives real-time weather information, including wind shear and crosswinds. The system is smart enough to transmit only the most relevant information if the frequency is busy. A unique two-way radio check feature allows pilots to verify both signal strength and clarity of their radios prior to takeoff. For further information and pricing of the MicroTower visit

Jon Croke

As the founder of, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

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