Airmen document Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Hunters
Maj. Lucas Caulder, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., pilots a WC-130J Super Hercules through clouds illuminated by lightning as they head into a low-level pass through Hurricane Irma, Sep. 8, 2017. The Air Force Reserve 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" fly WC-130J Super Hercules through the eye of active hurricanes to collect weather data using aircraft and externally dropped sensors to provide accurate weather data to the National Hurricane Center on approaching hurricanes. The Reserve Airmen provide 100 percent of the Air Force capability in low-level, real time data collection in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean tropical weather systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Kyle Brasier)
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