Atlanta Regional Airport to host Hurricane Hunter Aircraft
What is a Hurricane Hunter Aircraft?
The Hurricane Hunters are aircraft that fly into tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeastern Pacific Ocean for the specific purpose of directly measuring weather data in and around those storms. In the United States, the Air Force, Navy, and NOAA units have all participated in this mission.
Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" Aircraft will visit Peachtree City, Ga. The public and media are invited to come aboard a WC-130J Hurricane Hunter Aircraft and meet the crew members who fly into hurricanes. In recognition of "Hurricane Awareness" and kick off of the 2011 Hurricane Season, the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City, Georgia is teaming up with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to bring a heightened awareness of inland tropical storm threats. The National Weather Service Office will also host an "Open House" to give area residents a chance to learn more about forecasts and warnings and how to monitor the tropics, track storms, receive warnings and take actions to protect life and property. The Red Cross and various Emergency Management agencies will also be participating. For more information about the "Hurricane Hunters" and the WC-130 aircraft, go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/ and click on the related "Top News" headline at the top of the page.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hurricane Hunter Plane Tours
Atlanta Regional Airport (also known as Falcon Field Airport - FFC)
7 Falcon Drive, Peachtree City, GA
National Weather Service Open House Tours
4 Falcon Drive, Peachtree City, GA
From Interstate 85:go to the Peachtree City exit 61, turn south onto Highway 74 and go to Peachtree City. From Highway 74, turn right onto TDK Blvd, then turn left onto Dividend Drive. Travel 0.25 miles and turn right onto Falcon Drive. The National Weather Service Office will be the first building on the left. The airport is at the end of Falcon Drive.
From State Highway 85:Turn North at the intersection of 85 and 74. After about 6 miles, turn left onto Dividend Drive, and then turn left onto Falcon Drive. The National Weather Service Office will be the first building on the left. The airport is at the end of Falcon Drive. For additional information, please contact Jillian O'Connell email@example.com at Atlanta Regional Airport (770) 487-2225, Dan Darbe, Barry Gooden or Laura Belanger at the Peachtree City National Weather Service Office at (770) 486-1133 ext.241 or 242.