NOAA 'Hurricane Hunters' move into new home

- The famed Hurricane Hunters are moving into their new home in Lakeland.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Aircraft Operations Center at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

The brand new facility includes a 58,000-square-foot hangar.  It will serve as the main base for NOAA’s fleet of hurricane-hunting planes.

The planes spent 20 years at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, but had to move because the Air Force needed more space for refueling jets.
 

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