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by pilots for pilots

MicroTower provides tower-like services
normally only available at major airports




  • Artificial Intelligence providing air traffic advisory services (ATAS)
  • Tower-like services anywhere 24/7
  • Smart METAR beyond AWOS 3P
  • Preflight Planning – Remote METAR weather data online and dial in
  • Inbound – Greets pilots on VHF to inform of its presence and how to use it
  • Landing – Full advisories (ATAS), traffic aware, best runway for wind and traffic, wind shear, crosswind, METAR and more
  • Takeoff – Two-way radio check, with power and modulation

Airports & Heliports

100% off-grid, solar-powered, satellite-networked, installs in about 3 hours
Affordable, quickly and easily installed and maintained,  AT A LOW COST

  • Hassle-Free – No need for permits, external power or communications
  • Intelligently shares existing frequency
  • No frequency application – Eliminates years of delay
  • Easy Installation – Simple, non-technical, easy to install by anyone
  • Easy maintenance – Real remote maintenance anyone can do
  • Smart METAR distributed free – Online, dial in, and over numerous networks

Small Communities

Small airports are the transportation gateway for many small communities and remote destinations.

  • Provides Tower-like services for any airport or heliport anywhere
  • Enhances local Tourism and Commerce
  • Expands Demand for local products and services
  • Enables Medical and Emergency services
  • Prepares for Disaster relief
  • 100% Solar-powered, off-grid, satellite-networked
  • Requires nothing, installs anywhere

Microtower is

Observes & Listens

Monitors your CTAF VHF Radio Frequency 24/7


Traffic Patterns
Airport Layout
Flight Operations


Air Traffic Presence
Weather Factors
Flight Operations


on busy CTAF
VHF Radio Frequency



Appropriate Information
Needed by Pilots


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


"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 |