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Cool Video - Flying in to a Cat 5 Hurricane..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    One of my parrothead friends is one of the Hurricane Hunters...

    She sent this:

    This is the video our pilots captured going into the eye of Felix on one of the passes.

    The red light is the gear handle which comes on when you reach flight idle.


    Very cool!

    Toward the end...you can see how well defined the eye actually is...Up close and personal!

    I try to tell her "Thank You" from the bottom of my Coastal dwelling heart...every day...
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Very nice vid.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    wow"ballsy" unless the aircraft commander is female then er-ah "gutsy"
    "ladies and gentleman the captain has turned on the seat belt light please make sure your seat backs are in the full upright position; and tray tables are stowed and locked"ohnoeek3eek3eek3
    thanks for posting never seen a vid of the "hurricane hunters..."
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'll have to remember to check this out when I got someplace NOT on dial up, sounds cool.
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I dunno T3....Shannon got back from Iraq and immediately went with the Hurricane Hunters....I think she qualifies for "ballsy" .... [winkthumb]

    She said you can fly thru the same one a dozen times, and each times it still sends chills down your spine.....
  6. Sojourner

    Sojourner Silverback

    There are few things more beautiful than nature's fury. Awesome.
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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