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Head-on view of a NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion in flight
November 24, 2015
Type: Media: Image

Head-on view of a NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion "hurricane hunter" aircraft in flight.

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP jet on the ramp
November 16, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP (N49RF) "hurricane hunter" jet on the ramp.

NOAA Test Flight Team with NOAA Hurricane Hunter
June 5, 2015
Type: Media: Image

The Series 3.5 test team with one of NOAA's Lockheed WP-3D Orions.

NOAA flight engineers in cockpit of NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter
September 15, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA flight engineers Joseph Klippel (left) and Paul Darby in the cockpit of a NOAA Lockheed Martin WP-3D Orion "hurricane hunter" (N42RF) during a flight into Hurricane Edouard on Sept. 15, 2014.

Two female NOAA pilots pose in front of NOAA's Beechcraft King Air 350 CER
July 24, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA pilots Lcdr. Nicole Cabana (left) and Lcdr. Rebecca Waddington, both NOAA Corps officers, with NOAA's Beechcraft King Air 350CER (N68RF) coastal mapping and emergency response aircraft during a visit to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in July 2015.

March 18, 2013
Type: Media: Video

Radio from aircraft:
“John, how far north are we going to be going on the, uh, northbound track?”
“108 miles north of the eye”
“Ok – great.”

The job of a hurricane hunter is not for the faint at heart. These...

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.

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