Hurricane Hunters Association

Supporting The Air Force reserve 53rd Weather
Reconnaissance squadrom "Hurricane Hunters"

Welcome to the home of the world
 “Hurricane Hunters”

It's true! We fly right into the eye of a hurricane!

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes–since 1944.

Our ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.