Aviation Upgrade with New Automated Weather Observing System at Harriet Alexander Field Airport (KANK), Colorado

Salida, Colorado, January 11th, 2024 - Harriet Alexander Field Airport in Colorado has recently completed a significant technological enhancement with the installation of a Mesotech Airport Weather Advisor Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) IIIPT. This state-of-the-art weather system was commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 11th, 2024. Mesotech International, Inc., in partnership with PRO Electrical Contractors inc., completed the installation and commissioning. 

The newly installed AWOS IIIPT marks a significant leap in aviation safety and efficiency, offering pilots instant access to crucial weather data via radio, telephone, or internet. Mesotech’s team of dedicated engineers ensures consistent, year-round system performance through continuous remote monitoring. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts can now obtain real-time weather information from Harriet Alexander Field Airport through the user-friendly web application, AWOS Live, accessible at KANK.AWOS.LIVE

The Salida Airport at Harriet Alexander Field is equipped with a 7,348-foot runway. The airport elevation is at 7,523 feet located at the base of the Colligate Peaks in Chaffee County, Colorado. This airport services private, military, firefighting, freight, air ambulance and charter aircraft of all sizes. The new AWOS system reflects the airport’s unwavering commitment to safety and maintaining superior operational standards. This technology equips pilots with the latest weather insights, crucial for effective flight planning and safe flight operations. 

Mesotech AWOS at Harriet Alexander Field Airport
AWOS IIIPT at Salida Airport/Harriet Alexander Field Airport, Colorado
Mesotech / Keegan Martin

The AWOS installation at Harriet Alexander Field Airport significantly contributes to local economic development and aviation safety in Colorado. General aviation airports like Harriet Alexander Field Airport are vital for activities including aerial firefighting, emergency response, business travel, and connecting remote regions, thereby playing an indispensable role in Colorado's economic and transportation network. 

Mesotech’s AWOS is recognized for its real-time monitoring and remote support from their Sacramento headquarters. The Mesotech team, consisting of experienced technicians and engineers, handles the design, construction, installation, and support for these systems. This new installation at Harriet Alexander Field Airport sets the stage for enhanced operational efficiency and safety for the foreseeable future. 


About Mesotech International, Inc. 

With over 30 years of experience, Mesotech International, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of meteorological monitoring systems. Their flagship product, the Airport Weather Advisor®, is an FAA-certified, ICAO compliant, and USAF approved Automated Weather Observing System. Recognized as the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year (Region IX) in 2014, Mesotech is a prime contractor for the US Air Force, offering system, engineering, and logistics support to over 200 military installations worldwide.