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Meet the "Hurricane Hunters" in Peachtree City
June 4, 2011
[ WC-130J aircraft in flight ]
WC-130J aircraft in flight.
(click photo to enlarge)

More about this special weather
reconnaissance aircraft ...

The Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunters" (a.k.a. 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron) are bringing their special hurricane-penetrating Lockheed-Martin WC-130J to Atlanta Regional Airport (Falcon Field-FFC) in Peachtree City on Saturday June 4, 2011. The crew from the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi will be available to meet the public, and will be conducting tours of their aircraft between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm EDT.

special event logo Their visit is sponsored by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City in recognition of "Hurricane Awareness" and kick off of the 2011 Hurricane Season. The Red Cross and other Emergency Management agenies will be invited to participate.

The National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City will also host an “Open House” to give area residents a chance to learn more about forecasts and warnings and how to monitor the tropics, track storms, receive warnings and take actions to protect life and property. So please come and visit the Peachtree City National Weather Service Office and the Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" plane.

Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. After parking, walk to the left side of the airport terminal building to gain access to the exhibits, aircraft, and crew. The National Weather Service Office is the first building on the left after turning onto Falcon Drive. See direction link below.

Directions to the airport and National Weather Service Office.


Help us advertise the event by passing on the media advisory found in the link below.

Media Advisory (pdf 79k)

Related websites:

403rd Home page
Information about the 403rd Wing
53rd Weather Recon Hurricane Hunter Fact Sheet
Hurricane Preparedness Week Main page

Pictured below: The eye of Hurricane Katrina taken from the Hurricane Hunters' aircraft.

[ Hurricane Katrina ]
Hurricane Katrina.
[ Hurricane Hunters in flight ]
Hurricane Hunters in flight.
[ Hurricane Katrina ]
Hurricane Katrina
[ Hurricane Hunters Patch ]
Hurricane Hunters Patch


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