United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304 taxiing to Tallahassee Regional Airport Runway 36.
Near 3256 Capital Circle Southwest, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014
part of the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour album
An hour and seventeen minutes before the moment pictured above, I was sitting in the captain's seat of this aircraft doing my best to take some photographs and not push any buttons.
Part of the United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" fleet, Lockheed WC-130J Hercules 75304 was one of two storm-penetrating data collection aircraft at Tallahassee Regional Airport for the May 2014 U.S. Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour.
I have some excellent images as well as a funny story from this event, but for now here is a brief cockpit tour of WC-130J Hercules 75304.
Engine throttle, navigational system input panels and other controls on the cockpit pedestal.
Control boost, oil cooler flaps, electrical generators, fire suppression system and other controls on the cockpit overhead panel.
Captain and first officer's seats, control columns, instrument panels and the cockpit pedestal.
Primary control column and instrument panel from the captain's seat.
Pedestal and instrument panel from the captain's seat.
Oxygen regulator and radio controls, oxygen mask, lower window and tiller wheel from the captain's seat.