As the entire state of Florida is on high alert wondering what direction Hurricane Irma will actually take, these badass NOAA Hurricane Hunters captured some amazing footage as they flew an airplane right through Hurricane Irma.
This isn’t anything new, in order to collect data to get a better understanding of these massive storms, the Hurricane Hunters need to head right toward (and through) the storm.
So, what exactly is it like to fly through the eye of a hurricane?
Check out the video below!
Video showing a flight through the eye of #HurricaneIrma from this morning's flight on #NOAA WP-3D Orion #NOAA42. Flights on both the WP-3D Orion and Gulfstream IV (#NOAA49) continue around the clock. Keep checking hurricanes.gov for the latest forecast and advisories. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA
Posted by The NOAA Hurricane Hunters on Tuesday, September 5, 2017