Hurricane Hunter mission of U.S. Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron FOUR (VW-4)
Puerto Rico Date:1961 Duration:2 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Large crew of Hurricane Hunters board a WC-121N Lockheed Super Constellation of Airborne Early Warning Squadron FOUR (VW-4). The aircraft takes off flying directly over the camera at U.S. Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Aerial view of the WC-121N in flight. Aerial view of storm clouds. A dropsonde being launched from the aircraft. View of cabin interior with crew members at their stations. Radio operator keying message. A sailor annotating a weather map with latest data. The USS Willis A. Lee (DL-4), reversing course due to weather warning. Two F9F-8 aircraft deploying to avoid storm. Commercial store fronts at shore boarded up for protection. Women and a boy boarding up their home. Men placing ropes across their roof to lash it down against wind. Water and wind driving across a city street. Several cars driving through heavy winds and rain. Trees bending in wind. Coastal flooding occuring. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of WC-121N Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Crew coping with turbulence back in the cabin. The VW-4 Logo.
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