“53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters” vintage style military aviation art by – Squadron Posters!
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” poster art.
The 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (AFRC), also known by its nickname, ‘Hurricane Hunters‘, is a flying unit of the United States Air Force, and ‘the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes.’ Aligned under the 403d Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command and based at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, it flies aircraft into tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Central Pacific Ocean for the specific purpose of directly measuring weather data in and around those storms. The 53d WRS currently operates the Lockheed WC-130J aircraft as its weather data collection platform.