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tower-like services at any airport or heliport

MicroTower provides critical aeronautical services usually only available at major towered airports

Take your AIrport
to the Next Level

MicroTower is a self-contained system that serves as an automated micro (control) tower, and weather service, 24/7.

As an airport operator, one of your key objectives is to enhance the usefulness of your airport to attract and support flight operations. The more operations, the better you and your local community’s bottom line. You also want the safest airport you can practically make it to be. The challenge is to find practical solutions that enhance usefulness and safety for operators.

  • S-M-A-R-T – As a true artificial intelligence MICROTOWER knows your airport’s runways, approaches, traffic patterns, monitors your airport’s traffic frequency, and continually senses real-time weather conditions.
  • Like a human air traffic controller, MICROTOWER … Observes, Knows, Evaluates, Prioritizes information needed by pilots then listens and speaks directly to so that they can safely utilize your airport/heliport.

The Ultimate Airport Improvement made easy


  • No airspace study
  • No frequency application
  • No electrical permitting
  • 100% solar low voltage

Quick & Easy

  • Simple site prep
  • No training necessary
  • Serving your pilots same day

Low Maintenance

  • 100% true remote maintenance
  • Low cost global connectivity
  • Remote quality control
  • Support locally

Free Weather

  • By telephone
  • By internet
  • Government networks
  • Commercial networks

Tower-like Service 24/7

  • Greets inbound flights
  • Air traffic advisory service
  • AWOS like METAR
  • Before take-off radio check


Pre Flight Planning

Remote METAR
Aviation Weather


Two-way Radio Check with power and modulation


Current METAR
Airport Conditions


Greets pilots on VHF
Informs it is present
and how to use it


Full advisories (ATAS)
Area Traffic, Best Runway
Cross Wind, Wind Shear
Smart METAR, and more


WATCH NOW – 100% off-grid, solar-powered and satellite-linked. Eliminates need for onsite power or communications.

Intelligently sharing existing radio frequency
eliminates frequency allocation process.
Installs in about 3 hours.


MicroTower is built on a proven technology providing accurate and reliable information to flight operations across the globe.


"The State of South Dakota does not participate in routine maintenance costs for AWOS systems - putting traditional AWOS systems out of the reach of small airports from a cost standpoint- so we were looking for a lower cost solution for weather reporting at small rural GA airports. The respose of pilots and operators has been overwhelmingly positive. If we didn't have MicroTower systems, we would likely not have anything."

Bruce Lindholm
Manager Air Rail and Transit, State of South Dakota

"The MicroTower is a 'must have' if operating a flight school or an active, uncontrolled field. I only WISH I'd had these at the many remote strips I have operated out of in third world countries."

Tom Zinn

SEL, SES, MEL, Comm/Inst, A&P, CFIA, 2000+ Hours MAF pilot, LATAM

These systems have performed very well over the years, and Potomac Aviation has been responsive to the Department's needs. South Dakota DOT purchased 29 SuperAwos units from 2006 to 2012. These unites have been very useful to the aiport communities the serve. The most appealing reasons for purchasing them was their ease of installation and maintenance. The systems performs self-diagnostics, reporting, and component status each day. This is useful to airport management for replacing components when necessary."

Jon Becker
Aeronautics Planning Engineer, SDDOT Office of Aeronautics

"I wish all non-towered airfields had such a quick and convenient source of current weather conditions. It is a huge help when flying."

Rick F.
Arline Pilot, Former Military

"I love MicroTower! It's real-time information, unlike ATIS that's minutes old. I also especially like the communications check capability that MicroTower offers. I've been using MicroTower for several years and wish other airports had it."

Charlie M., CFII
Air Force pilot and retried Brigadier General (ret)

Potomac Aviation Technology Corp

Potomac Airfield (KVKX)

10300 Glen Way, Fort Washington, Maryland, 20744 USA

+1-202-575-5700 |