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ing to rely on a “close by” altimeter setting from a local airport, can now get the actual altimeter setting from the exact helipad they are shooting the approach. Remember when we mentioned the aircraft


inbound 30 miles away? Wouldn’t it have been nice


like this: PILOT: “Metro Trauma Center, Lifeguard


Flight 234 inbound to the helipad” SuperAWOS: “Good evening, Metro


Trauma Center, Automated Advisory, Wind 230 at 15 gusting 22 Knots, Altimeter 30.12. Now, the above example was given by


illustrating that the pilot would “key up” with that initial radio call. One of the many beauties of the SuperAWOS system is that it can be activated by the pilot simply by 3 clicks on the designat- ed frequency.


JUST THE START! That


is just the beginning! The


SuperAWOS system is certified for IFR opera- tions. Air medical programs operating IFR hav-


to “see” the exact and current weather (winds, altimeter, temp & dew point) while you


know instantly what the weather “looks” like at your destination hospital 30 miles away.


MUCH MORE! Simply put, the SuperAWOS offers better,


more reliable and more complete AWOS serv- ices than possible by any more costly traditional AWOS system. Going far beyond the weather- only capabilities of an AWOS/ASOS, and at a fraction of the cost, the SuperAWOS provides a full spectrum of weather services. The SuperAWOS is a true “plug and play”


device. It was designed and has already gone through the required regulatory approval process at both the FCC and the FAA. The SuperAWOS is broadly authorized to operate on any existing Unicom type frequency.


It is so


amazing yet so simple the SuperAWOS can be in immediate operation the day it arrives. There are no administrative or bureaucratic steps in the way. It’s fast to setup and essentially mainte- nance free.


iport anywhere on earth! Finally, a weather “tool” I can get excited about! abcd


were on the ground before you launched during your “stand by dispatch I’m checking the weath- er” period


of time? Guess what! The


SuperAWOS satellite “feed” can be sent direct- ly to a computer at your base of operations. A quick glance at the computer monitor and you


Matt Johnson is the founder and Executive Director of Eagle Eye Solutions, LLC, a team-driven company dedicated to helicopter safety. A 15 year law enforcement veteran having formerly flown ENG among many other helicopter roles he is currently a HEMS pilot and Chief Flight Instructor for a flight school based in SW Ohio. He can be reached at matt@eagleeyesolutionsllc.com


Finally, an easy solution for any hel-


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