Hurricane Hunters

The 20 authorized aircrews of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the U.S. Airforce Reserve, otherwise known as the “Hurricane Hunters”, is a component of the 403rd Wing located at the Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. It is the only operational unit in the world flying weather reconnaissance on a routine basis, providing surveillance of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and central Pacific Ocean for the NHC

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