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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Taylor Municipal Airport Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) Now Operational

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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. 

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