The city of Plymouth may be helping the Plymouth Aviation Board in obtaining an Automated Weather Observation System.
That information was presented to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning by Plymouth Aviation Board representative Dave Lattimer, who is also the airport manager. He explained that Plymouth needs to have its own system as the weather is its own animal in Marshall County and the installation of the system would be beneficial to pilots in the area.
An Automated Weather Observation System allows information to be broadcast to pilots on a radio frequency as they approach the airport. The message is updated once per minute.
Lattimer explained to the commissioners that the Plymouth Aviation Board recently gave him the go-ahead to pursue this project and the City of Plymouth may help him with this quest. The county once provided a letter of support for the purchase of the weather system and that letter remains valid.
Lattimer added that part of the cost of the system may be reimbursed by the FAA.