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reno


Sep 12, 2008, 5:30 PM
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Flying into the eye of a hurricane. Then doing it again.

I've been in a few tight spots in airplanes, but nothing like this.

Two big brass ones. That's what these folks have.

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/...4226713&src=news


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Sep 12, 2008, 5:37 PM
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Oh, geez.

It's not news.


They've been doing this since 1944. Today the do it with fancy gagetry with one of these:

I'd say it's pretty safe considering that they have it pretty much scripted for every possible scenario.

Linky to the 403rd air wing


reno


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Not news, but still impressive.

Unless, of course, YOU have jumped into a plane with the express intent of flying into the eye of a hurricane.


traddad


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Have you ever seen the video of one of the hurricane planes breaking the eye wall? Spectacular.


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No! Got a link??!?!?!


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No, dammit. I saw it on Nova. It was beautiful.


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worthless without a link!!!


arrettinator


Sep 13, 2013, 8:36 AM
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5 years ago today:
Here you go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-SnxC-BkPo


(This post was edited by arrettinator on Sep 13, 2013, 8:37 AM)


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