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NOAA Pilot seated in the cockpit of King Air aircraft with zoomed view of flight suit patch
July 24, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Corps pilot Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington at the controls of NOAA's Beechcraft King Air 350CER (N68RF) aircraft wearing a flight suit patch with the King Air's motto, "King of the Road".

G-IV crew and new paint scheme
November 8, 2015
Type: Media: Article

Hurricane season is here, and tropical cyclones will not stop for anyone. Despite the dangers, NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters are ready to take on the storms.

Hurricane symbols on NOAA WP-3D Orion N43RF
August 8, 2012
Type: Media: Image

A NOAA Lockheed Martin WP-3D Orion named for the Muppets' "Miss Piggy" shows off badges from 80 different tropical cyclones and 36 different countries and territories where it has flown missions. NOAA's WP-3D Hurricane Hunter aircraft receive these badges to commemorate the completion of missions.

NOAA WP-3D Navigator at His Station
November 5, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Navigator Cmdr. Peter Siegel at his station aboard NOAA Lockheed Martin WP-3D Orion N42RF.

NOAA WP-3D Flight Director
September 15, 2014
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Meteorologist and Flight Director Richard Henning at his station aboard NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N43RF during a flight into Hurricane Edouard in September 2014.

NOAA King Air 350 CER prepares for takeoff
May 13, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA's Beechcraft King Air 350CER (N68RF) prepares for takeoff at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida.

NOAA DHC-6 Twin Otter on the ramp
November 4, 2015
Type: Media: Image

A NOAA DHC-6 Twin Otter on the ramp.

Twin Otter schematics
November 4, 2015
Type: Media: Image

Twin Otter schematics

Type: Media: Document

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) Aircraft Operations Manual provides guidance to AOC personnel for the execution of their flight duties. It contains information and instructions on the manner in which manned and unmanned AOC flight operations shall be conducted.

NOAA Aircraft on the Ramp at AOC Oct 2013
October 1, 2013
Type: Media: Image

NOAA aircraft on the ramp at NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center, located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, in October 2013.

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