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NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion with New Livery - October 2016
May 14, 2019

A highly-instrumented NOAA aircraft is collecting data across the Great Plains to improve our understanding of the relationships between severe thunderstorms and tornado formation.

CAPT Kristie Twining and LCDR Rebecca Waddington in the NOAA Gulfstream IV's cockpit
February 5, 2019

On August 5, 2018, NOAA Corps officers Capt. Kristie Twining and Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington became the first all-female team to pilot a NOAA aircraft during a hurricane mission.

View from NOAA WP-3D N42RF During 2018 Ocean Winds Project
January 24, 2018

"Kermit" is taking weather observations to help NOAA calibrate and validate weather satellite sensor data.

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP Taking Off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
October 5, 2017

NOAA Hurricane Hunters flew around-the-clock to support Hurricane Maria and Irma forecasts. In the wake of the storm, NOAA aircraft and ships are now supporting response efforts.

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center Commanding Officer Captain Nancy Hann
September 1, 2017

NOAA Corps Capt. Nancy Hann has assumed command of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, home to the agency’s nine research, reconnaissance and survey aircraft.

NOAA Flight Director Mike Holmes aboard NOAA Hurricane Hunter
August 30, 2017

NOAA Hurricane Hunters flew around-the-clock to support Hurricane Harvey forecasts. NOAA aircraft are now supporting response efforts.

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