This 18"x 5' Aradyne windsock in east San Diego County, California, has endured since 2/2004. The sock is mounted on an Aradyne frame atop a customer provided 20 ft. tower with solar powered, red, flashing obstruction light. The site is a dirt bike base station, and the round structure behind the tower is a converted water tank.
"The windsock is pretty well faded out and now just starting to tear at the band around the tail," says owner Alex Hoefer. "The area gets a lot of wind. I would think it has seen 50 to 60 mph gusts and lots of sun. I have just ordered my second windsock from Aradyne."