For more than 125 years, the Baltimore, Maryland-based, Belfort Instrument Company has sold meteorological products, which provide governments and industrialists throughout the world with accurate weather readings. A firm with an extensive past, during the last century, Belfort Instrument Company aided in mapping the moon and delivering wind sensors for the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, professionals in aviation, highway safety, maritime industries, and meteorology have come to rely on Belfort Instrument Company’s array of products for measuring wind precipitation, barometric pressure, temperature, and cloud conditions. One such offering, the Belfort Hygrothermograph, Model 594, reads temperature and humidity using a unique process based on virgin human hair, runs on batteries, and meets National Weather Service specifications. The aviation industry recognizes Belfort Instrument Company as a leader in routine surface weather readings. When the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration, National Weather Service, and Department of Defense united to create the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), Belfort Instrument Company built sensors to measure visibility and wind to exacting government specifications. Today, at sites throughout the world, professionals utilize Belfort Instrument Company’s meteorological sensors. Smaller aviation facilities that cannot afford to participate in ASOS may find suitable products from Belfort Instrument Company’s DigiWX line, a more affordable digital weather system that sends up-to-the-minute climate details to ground personnel and aircraft crews delivered via wireless devices, telephone, the Internet, and VHF radio transmissions.