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Votes pass for Ontonagon airport weather system


Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

Trent Tell Lead Pilot, Valley Med Flight and pilot for  Delta Airlines, described the benefit of an AWOS III system for the Ontonagon County Airport. He described how the Med flights use  the system to determine if they can pick up patients in certain area and then safely transport patients to medical centers.


ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County Court room Tuesday was full of supporters for the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS III) at the Ontonagon County Airport. As a result, when the final vote was tallied, the Ontonagon County Commissioners voted 4-1 to support the installation and resulting upkeep of the system. The federal share of the project would be $165,000 with the five percent of the required county total of $26,184 to come from the Carl Thornton Endowment Fund, which Thornton left to the county for airport improvements. Onto...

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