The plane flew through the eye of the hurricane (video)

The plane flew through the eye of the hurricane (video)

“Nightingale” is moving to the East coast of the USA with a speed of 220 kilometers per hour.


Camera on Board of an American plane and captured unique footage — plane flying through the dark clouds, reached the very center of the storm “Florence”.

Time-lapse video of a #NOAA WP-3D Hurricane Hunter (#NOAA42) flight into Hurricane #Florence on Sept. 10, 2018. Get the latest on the storm at Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA

— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) 11 Sep 2018

The video was filmed on Board the “Hunter storms” aerospace engineer Nick Underwood, who wrote in social networks: “This is probably the coolest thing I did”.

“The storm hunters” is a U.S. planes flying inside tropical cyclones to obtain accurate data about hurricanes. This function is performed by the 53rd squadron of meteoritic U.S. air force and aircraft of the National oceanic and atmospheric administration.

Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of the cyclone is suitable for flight. The danger of only those areas where the wind changes dramatically. Such “slices” can destroy an aircraft or make him lose control.

“Nightingale” — originated over the Atlantic ocean a category 4 hurricane. He moves to the East coast USA with a speed of 220 kilometers per hour and will reach the mainland on September 13. It is expected that “Nightingale” may be the most devastating hurricane in 60 years. In Washington and Virginia have already declared a state of emergency.

Here’s an eyewall penetration into Hurricane #Florence from yesterday, September 10th, 2018. “Wall” is definitely the correct term because once you’re in the eye, the only way back out is to smack right through it.

— Nick Underwood (@TheAstroNick) 11 Sep 2018

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