Early Warning Squadron Four record and relay weather data during a hurricane in the United States.
United States USA Date:1961 Duration:7 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
The role of Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four in the United States. Information about the location of the hurricane being sent on a teletype machine to the warning center. An alert is sounded and the crew members prepare for a flight. Crew members wear flight gear. Meteorologists brief the crew about the weather conditions. Hurricane Hunter aircraft in flight. A pilot speaks and reports about the weather conditions to the warning center. Formation on the radar screen. Crew members at work. Hurricane Hunter aircraft breaks through the eye of the Hurricane. Weather team records temperature, wind and humidity. Information recorded by them is relayed to the warning center at Miami. The aircraft in flight as it climbs up to record weather information. Radar screen depicts cloud formation. Drop sounds being prepared and released. The radio operator gathers meteorological information with the help of drop sounds.
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