Colima, Col. - To generate awareness of the risks posed by weather events, the Hurricane Hunter aircraft will arrive at the International Airport Playa de Oro Manzanillo (ZLO), from the United States.
The director of the National Water Commission (Conagua) in Colima, José Juan Michel, said the journey that makes the plane of the U.S. Navy shows the public the tools, equipment and instruments they have.
The general public may visit from 12 noon to 6 pm.
He said this is a very important tool from the neighboring United States, to promote the culture of the Civil Protection and to raise public awareness of what we are generating, and perhaps involuntarily, causing climate changes not only in the country but worldwide.
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command
Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes – since 1944. The ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
** The Hurricane Hunters are part of the Air Force .... not the Navy