These photos were taken by Everett McEwan
This is one of two WP-3D belonging to NOAA and it is used for hurricane hunting and general research, the later it was doing when I flew on it. It is being used to study pacific winter storms and help improve the computer models used to forecast the weather nation wide, the project is called PACJET. It is temporarlly based in Montery CA for the project (where I took these shots) and it has a few weeks left in the project. I was there flying on it as part of my job as a TV News Photographer for KCNC Denver CO because those storms hit us a few days after they form, and I thought I'd throw those pics in too because you still get a look at the plane from those wider angles. The flight was a little bumpy but not as bad as some I've heard, and lasted 6-7 hours.
By the way, the two aircraft are named Kermit and Miss Piggy (with Jim Henson's permission) and here is the artwork on the side of the plane. I flew on Miss Piggy but I also included a picture I took of a sticker showing Kermit's artwork. They also recently got a new G4 that they have named Gonzo, it flew out of Hawaii for the PACJET project.
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below were taken aboard USS Lexington in July 2000
The 36 photos directly below were taken by David Lindsay