U.S. Reserve C-130s Fight ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’

Credit: James Drew/AW&ST
What started off as a dare among Army Air Corps pilots in 1943 to fly into the eye of a hurricane has turned into a mainstay mission for the WC-130J Weatherbirds of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. The storm-chasing unit, dubbed the Hurricane Hunters, is one of several multirole reserve C-130 units that...

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