A U.S. Air force WB-50D Weather Service aircraft, assigned to the 59th Weather Reconnaissance Flight (Hurricane Hunters) begins a takeoff roll and goes a long distance on the runway, but is never seen actually breaking ground. Navigator steps up into bubble canopy with a sextant. View from behind the copilot in cockpit of a WB-50D, as it takes off from Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda. View of pilot in the left seat, at the controls. View of the copilot. in the right seat.
AAirman with extinguisher standing fire guard as number one engine is started on a WB-50D aircraft of the 59th Weather Reconnaissance Flight (Hurricane Hunters) at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda. The aircraft taxis out. The aircraft serial number is 50-1909 and has "Weather" painted across its tail. Scene changes to view out window of WB-50 in flight, with numbers one and two engines visible. Copilot's position in the aircraft, with his hands on the yoke and instrument panel visible. The aircraft seems to be encountering light turbulence. View of cloud formations outside. Pilot's view from cockpit as the aircraft lands on runway 12, at Kindley AFB.
Crew member speaking on interphone in a U.S. Air Force WB-50D Hurricane Hunter aircraft. View of the pilot advancing the throttles and pulling back the yoke (staged). Scene repeated. View of flight engineer advancing throttles at his panel location. Dropsonde operator entering data on a form. Ground crewman disconnects auxiliary power unit from parked WB-50 aircraft parked at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda. View from nose gear well, of number three engine running on a WB-50D aircraft.
Views from WB-50D aircraft flying above altocumulus clouds and below high cloud, in the vicinity of Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda. Aerial view of a WB-50 aircraft in flight. Successively closer views as the camera aircraft draws nearer.. Tail number is seen as 50-9769. Cloud conditions are mixed. Some cumulus rising above the aircraft altitude in background. The aircraft flying in stratiform conditions.
A WB-50D Weather aircraft from the USAF 59th Reconnaissance Flight (Hurricane Hunters) takes off from Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda. at sundown. Another one takes off. Both aircraft use long takeoff runs and slow rates of climb after breaking ground.
A WB-50D Weather aircraft from the USAF 59th Reconnaissance Flight (Hurricane Hunters) takes off from Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda.It's landing gear is still down as it approaches the camera at end of the runway, But it raises as it passes overhead. The sequence is seen again from a different camera. In both sequences, the aircraft is seen to crab to the left, compensating for a slight crosswind, as it tracks along the runway after airborne.