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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:58 PM
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Why Is There Only One NOAA Jet?
What's up with that?
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:59 PM
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1. The USAF provides C-130 weather planes
NOAA has a smaller fleet of smaller Jetstream-sized jets for weather work.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:59 PM
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2. They probably only need one.
I don't think there's that many folks willing to drive thru a hurricane. :-)
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:20 PM
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5. Sounds Like We Should Have More Than One...
What happens if that one is out of commission?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:23 PM
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6. my brother did this
with usaf. it kept him out of nam. mostly, anyway. they did seed the clouds over the ho chi min trail. and they lost a hatch, once. he nearly got sucked out. (don't know what kind of plane.)
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Neocondriac Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:00 PM
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3. We have yet to label Hurricanes.....
s terrerists yet!...just guessing really!
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:05 PM
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4. They also have
a U-2...yes, THAT U-2!

Stationed out of Costa Rica for high altitude work.
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SouthernDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:32 PM
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7. The Air Force's Hurricane Hunters operate 10 aircraft. They do the
real hurricane tracking and are the ones you see interviewed on TV all of the time. Ironicly, they are based at Keesler AFB here in Biloxi.

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/
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