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TAYLOR, Texas – The Taylor Municipal Airport recently
installed a fully equipped Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) that
became operational and approved by the FAA as of Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
According to Taylor Municipal Airport Manager David Cornelius,
the AWOS is currently transmitting updated weather information to local pilots
on a VHF radio frequency of 119.750MHz, via telephone at 512-352-4995, and
through a display terminal within the airport office. Mr. Cornelius also said
the weather observation for Taylor will be available via internet within the
next 30-60 days.
“We are very pleased to have the AWOS operational at Taylor
Municipal, which will greatly enhance flight safety in and out of our airport
as well as increase the situational awareness of local weather conditions for
the citizens of the Taylor area,” Mr. Cornelius said.
The Airport partnered with the Aviation Division of the
Texas Department of Transportation on the project which started as a
preliminary plan in 2013 and progressed from there.
“With the financial and technical assistance from TxDOT
Aviation and the advocacy of many local weather consumers, the Taylor AWOS is
now available to add critical weather information to the airport-users within
the Texas Airport Systems Plan and beyond,” Mr. Cornelius said. “We are very
appreciative of everyone that helped bring this AWOS project to completion. The
Airport staff and the local flying community would like to thank Mayor Brandt
Rydell, City Council, and the City staff members who have been extremely
supportive and instrumental in making improvements at Taylor Municipal Airport.
The AWOS and our recent pavement rehabilitation project are the beginning of
more improvement projects in the future.”
For any questions, please contact the City of Taylor Public
Information Office at 512-352-5448.