The Virtower Program greatly assists airport operations and management of the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Specifically, we utilize the program for accurate aircraft operation counts, especially during times when the air traffic control tower is closed; and to provide an accurate based aircraft count. In addition, we will use Virtower to assist justifying a full-length parallel taxiway for our main runway to enhance safety and efficiency.
Currently, aircraft positioning to/from the West side of the airport cross the active runway. Virtower will provide a very accurate method of data collection to illustrate the current amount of active runway crossings to be eliminated with the new taxiway extension project.