news

Gutsy Pilot Seems Totally Calm When His Plane Wildly Shakes From Hurricane Matthew

By  | 

Hurricane Matthew has done quite a lot of damage over the past couple of days which will take months and even years to fully recover from.

But while this hurricane is dying down, there will always be more hurricanes to come in the future, and while we can’t stop these fierce storms from ravishing our coasts, wecanfigure out better and better ways to predict their behavior in order to save lives!

So that’s when the NOAA team comes in in a very big way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration storm hunters are a group of elite pilots and crew members who know what the words, “weathering a storm” really means!

Using a specially built and sturdy plane, these fearless frequent fliers intentionally fly their plane into the strongest part of the hurricane. All in order to collect valuable data and drop probes which will help us furthur understand why these storms move the way they do so we can better predict their actions in the future!

This harrowing footage of the crew battling hurricane Matthew has gone viral for obvious reasons. The plane is shaking and trembling that any reasonable person would be afraid that it’s going to rip itself apart. But eventually they break past the eye wall to the relative calm of the eye itself.

After this, they’ll go back through the whole process again and again, sometimes for 10 hours straight; all for science and the betterment of humankind! Though, something tells us that these pilotshaveto enjoy the rush a little bit!

Special thanks to NOAA for being the bravest storm chasers in the world!

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.


We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services