Hurricane Hunters

Hurricane Hunters fly through Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Hunters get a look at Hurricane Sally as it inches closer to the U.S. This is a video of the plane ‘Miss Piggy’ as it moves over the category one storm Monday. Hurricane Hunters are following Sally as it…

Hurricane Hunters fly into Hurricane Laura

The Hurricane Hunters flew into Hurricane Laura to get an up close look at the storm. The crew is based out of Biloxi, but relocated to South Carolina because of storms Laura and Marco. Hurricane Hunters use WC-130J ‘Hercules’ Aircraft…

Hurricane Hunters are on a mission

This evening, the Florida panhandle and northwest interior coast are bracing for Hurricane Michael and thousands are evacuating as information is gathered from the storm barreling toward the Coast line. Much of that life-saving information is collected in the sky…

Hurricane Hunters fly into Florence

The Hurricane Hunters out of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi have returned to the Coast after a very important mission to track Hurricane Florence off the East Coast. Many locations are still dealing with the impact left from Florence.…

Hurricane Hunters mission

This morning Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Ragusa, chief pilot for the Hurricane Hunters, gave community members a full rundown on the Hurricane Hunter mission. The Hurricane Hunters are aircrews based at Keesler that fly into tropical cyclones in the north Atlantic…

Hurricane Hunters fly into Alberto

Hurricane season is just days away, but with Alberto moving through the Gulf Coast this past weekend, Hurricane Hunters had an early start to the season. News 25’s Payton Malone went to Keesler Air Force Base this afternoon and talked…

Hurricane Hunters in full swing

In the midst of Hurricane season and the devastation that has rocked several parts of the United States over the last few weeks, the Hurricane Hunters at Keesler Air Force Base are in full effect and ready to take on…

Hurricane Harvey fly through

As Hurricane Harvey grows in strength, a plane full of Hurricane Hunters are getting a closer look at the eye of the storm. In the time lapse video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, you can see just how…

Hurricane Hunters Track Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine made hurricane status this afternoon as Hurricane Hunters were investigating the storm. This storm is the first close call the Coast has seen this season. News 25’s Kristen Durand went along for the ride. She gives us…

Hurricane Hunters and Flying Jennies

The Hurricane Hunters and the Flying Jennies at Keesler Air Force Base have been busy lately, participating in high profile missions. The Hurricane Hunters aircrew and team of hurricane forecasters visited four Mexican and Caribbean cities as part of the annual…

Hurricane Hunters Work to Help Save Lives

Being able to rate and predict landfall of a storm like this can be hard for the National Hurricane Center, but that’s when the Hurricane Hunters take off. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron also known as the Hurricane Hunters, fly directly into tropical storms and hurricanes to help save lives.