Airport Weather Observation System at Grants Pass Airport Makes for Safer, More Convenient Flying
Despite bad weather on the way, pilots flying through Grants Pass have a new tool to make flying safer and more convenient.
The new Airport Weather Observation System is a state-of-the-art weather gathering device, which tells pilots various information, such as cloud height, barometric pressure, dew point, visibility, and wind speeds.
Many big companies are based out of Grants Pass airport.
Now the technology here will be similar to what they see at the busiest airports in the world.
Pilot Donna Battles says, "They go in and out at all times of the day and night in all sorts of bad weather and to have this type of information available to them is a huge benefit."
The new system is worth 250,000 dollars and much of the funding was through an Oregon Department of Transportation grant.
The last step in getting the new and improved instrument approach from the FAA will be repainting these runway stripes which will happen in the next several months.