Episode 3 – Hurricanes
The image above is from a flight tracking website of a hurricane hunter aircraft approaching the eye of the storm. In October 2018, all aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico were actively avoiding the intensifying Hurricane Michael. All bar one: a NOAA Hurricane Hunter. In this flight tracking image, the Hurricane Hunter has just past straight through the eye of the storm, taking essential measurements to help forecasters, and to keep people on the ground informed and safe (image from flightaware.com).
Below is a Youtube video referenced by our guest John in the podcast. It shows footage taken in the eye of the same hurricane (Michael):