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NOAA G-IV on Runway at Portland International Airport
April 7, 2020

Project supported by NOAA's Gulfstream IV aircraft helps improve forecasts and understanding of atmospheric rivers.

NOAA WP-3D Off Coast of Ireland in February 2020
February 14, 2020

NOAA "hurricane hunter" aircraft is helping NOAA calibrate and validate data collected by weather satellite sensors.

Cmdr. Chris Sloan Speaking at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
December 2, 2019

On Dec. 2, Cmdr. Christian Sloan assumed command of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center and will oversee the operation of NOAA's fleet of nine specialized environmental data-gathering aircraft.

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.

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