LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

25-Feb-2014 Source: Belfort

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, is in the process of obtaining a purchase order from the LA County Sheriff’s Department, Aero Bureau for a Belfort AWOS AV in support of their aviation department.

The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) will provide the LA county pilots with Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gusts, Temperature, Humidity, Dew point, Altimeter Setting, Density Altitude, Visibility, and Cloud Height.   The AWOS system is to be installed at the Helistop at Pebbly Beach on Santa Catalina Island.  The Santa Catalina Island AWOS information will be available via VHF broadcast, telephone, as well as over the internet.

“The new Belfort AWOS installation on Santa Catalina Island is an important step in providing emergency medical access to all the citizens on the island by allowing the reporting of real time weather conditions on the island enhancing EMS flight operations.”, this according to Sgt. Morrie C. Zager, Aero Bureau, he continues, “ Our Aero Bureau had the cooperation of Air Methods, one of the largest provider of EMS AeroMedical services in helping to install the optional cloud height sensor to the AWOS.  This total package provides total weather reporting in support of safer flight operations day and night.”

“We are extremely pleased to see the Belfort AWOS equipment as the AWOS of choice for the AeroMedical industry”, says Ralph Petragnani, VP Sales & Marketing for Belfort.  “The AWOS should be installed an operational within the next 90 days.”

Belfort Instrument is located at Booth 5914 at HAI HELI-EXPO.

About Belfort Instrument Company
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

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