Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

14-Oct-2011 Source: Belfort Instrument

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the George L Mee Memorial Hospital (09CA), King City, California.

The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint and altimeter setting, visibility, and cloud height information on a graphical display, over a discrete VHF frequency, via dial-in telephone, and on the Internet.

CALSTAR is the largest nonprofit air ambulance service on the West Coast, caring for nearly 3,000 patients each year. CALSTAR currently serves California and Northern Nevada residents form 11 bases, manned 24/7 to respond to medical emergencies.

Jim Arthur, Director of Operations says” The addition of the Belfort AWOS continues CALSTAR’s commitment to the highest standard of safe flight operations and service to the community”. He continues, “We now have real-time weather reporting at the George L Mee Memorial hospital heliport greatly enhancing our helicopter operations under Instrument Flight Rules”.

Belfort Instrument Company has been a leading provider of weather instruments to government, professional meteorology and aviation markets for over 130 years. Detailed information can be found at and

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