IamA Pilot with the USAF Reserve Hurricane Hunters. Ask Me Anything!
My short bio: I am an Instructor Pilot with the US Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, AKA the Hurricane Hunters. We fly 10 WC-130J aircraft into hurricanes in order to provide data to the National Hurricane Center. We fly with a minimum crew of five: Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator, Meteorologist, and Dropsonde Operator/Loadmaster. I have been flying into storms since 2002 and have penetrated the eye of a hurricane over 60 times. I most recently flew into Hurricanes Matthew on two different missions including one while it was a Cat 3 and one that was the last of our missions into that storm right before in was downgraded back to a Tropical Storm. I’d be happy to tell you all about our mission.
Keep in mind that this is from me personally, and not an official communication from the USAF or the 403d Wing.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/S6bfvW0 (me)
http://fb.me/7h7NBlC8W (CNN Digital Interview)