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Building your community

Provides your community opens skies for tourism, commerce, disaster relief, medical or emergency services. 

Your local aiport can have the type of services normally only avaialble at major airports.


MICROTOWER is an Advanced Air Traffic Advisory System (AATAS) that provides 24/7 Tower-like services for any airport or heliport, anywhere.  It also includes basic METAR services similar to AWOS3.  The equipment is 100% solar-powered, self-contained, off-grid, quickly and easily installed and sustained anywhere.

Almost like having a human air traffic controller, MICROTOWER …Observes, Knows, Evaluates, and Prioritizes information needed by pilots.  It listens and speaks directly to pilots by radio, to safely serve your airport/heliport.

MICROTOWER of MicroTower enables ANY size airport ANYWHERE to provide tower-like services 24/7.  A proven solution for any non-towered airport to have full service, and even for towered airports to give some service when the tower is closed for any reason.

Installed at many smaller airports and heliports across USA and the world.


Small Airports are Gateways

Small airports are a key transportation gateway for many small communities and remote destinations, especially where distance from centers of population, commerce and services puts these communities at a disadvantage.

Enable Tourism

Tourism and Commerce are only possible to destinations people can access safely, reliably, and predictably.  Air transport enables tourism, travel, and connects small communities to outside markets for locally produced goods and services.

Enable Local Commerce

Demand for local products and services increase when they become accessible to distant markets as part of regular local air service.

Medical and Emergency Services

Medical and emergency services are often only available to small communities when time and distance can be reduced by air travel.


Disaster Relief

When roads and surface transport are unusable,
disaster relief is often only possible by air.


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

Tom Z.

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

"As a beginning pilot who learned to fly at a Microtower airport, I have a hard time understanding how it's not required at other airports. Radioing ahead in the hopes that someone is around to give an update on conditions seems antiquated and makes me uncomfortable."

Brian, Single Engine Recreational Pilot, 70 hours

“I was wondering if you have plans to install your MicroTower in Europe. I have just starting flying over here and would love to see this system in action at the many non-towered GA Fields.”

Juan G., pilot in Spain

“The MicroTower with the three clicks for weather and four clicks for radio check, took one less item off the stress meter to get into the air. Excellent system.”

Mike A., Former student pilot at VKX, PPL, 170 hours

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

Rick F., airline pilot, former military

“I use the MicroTower system at Potomac Airfield and at the Annapolis airport where it greatly assists pilots, improving safety and traffic control.”

Stephen C.

"MicroTower has been a great asset to our airfield which is located in very congested air space. It is easy to operate and extremely accurate in providing current weather conditions. I highly recommend this system to anyone considering it over the alternatives."

Alex, private pilot

“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 at Washington Executive and Potomac Airfield for several years and wish other airports had it.”

Charlie M., CFII, former Air Force pilot and retired Brigadier General

"I learned to fly at an airport with MicroTower. I was very surprised to find out it is not available everywhere else. Why ?"

Eugen L., private pilot

“MicroTower adds one more tool to support pilots, giving them better situational awareness to help ensure safety. “

Mike R. private pilot

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 response of pilots and operators has been overwhelmingly positive. If we didn’t have MicroTower systems, we would likely not have anything.

Bruce L.

Easy Installation Anywhere
MicroTower installs in as little as 3 hours
No external power or communications required
100% Self-contained

Potomac Aviation Technology Corp

Potomac Airfield (KVKX)

10300 Glen Way, Fort Washington, Maryland, 20744 USA

+1-202-575-5700 |