Two Montana airports have installed the DigiWx II AWOS automated weather observation system manufactured by Belfort Instrument Co: Libby (S59) and Red Lodge (RED).
Both airports use the DigiWX II as the primary weather reporting station supporting flight operations. The DigiWX II reports wind speed, wind direction and wind gusts, temperature, relative humidity, FAA certified altimeter and FAA certified visibility. The information is available to pilots over the airport Unicom, dial up telephone or user friendly graphic display. Additionally, real-time airport weather information is available online.
Additionally, the FAA has commissioned the DigiWx II AWOS at the Greenville, Ill., (GRE) airport into the National Airspace System. This means the altimeter setting and the visibility information for the airport is approved for all Part 91 and Part 135 approaches.
Another Illinois airport, Canton-Ingersoll Airport (CTK), also recently installed the system.
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