The great state of Colorado is a wonderful place for pilots to fly. However, Colorado's rapidly-changing weather patterns can make flying very challenging. Proper information, equipment, and training are essential for pilots in order to safely fly in Colorado's mountains. Because of this, the Colorado Division of Aeronautics funds and administers a network of 12 mountain weather reporting sites along the high terrain of Colorado and the Continental Divide. Many of these locations are situated well above tree line at elevations above 12,000 feet above sea level. This makes accessing these weather stations extremely difficult during the winter months for maintenance and repairs.
This video will give you a first hand peek at what it really takes to keep Colorado's network of mountain weather reporting sites working properly for the pilots and people who depend on this life-saving information.