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Montana’s First FAA Aviation Weather Camera is Live

Malcolm “Mack” Long

Montana Aeronautics is excited to announce the first Aviation Weather Camera in Montana is now broadcasting live on the FAA’s website. The weather camera installation is located at the Lincoln Airport, offering views of the sky in three directions. The images update every ten minutes and are an excellent tool for both local and transient pilots to assist with preflight and enroute flight planning.

Montana is the second state in the lower 48 states to offer aviation webcams hosted by the FAA. Colorado recently installed and activated 52 cameras across 13 locations. The FAA weather camera program began in Alaska, where some of the most severe and rapidly changing weather can greatly impact routes and safety of flight. There are currently 230 weather cameras across Alaska, with plans to install more.

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