This Is Why Hurricane Hunters Can't Fly Through Regular Thunderstorms

Ever wonder why the government always sends planes into a hurricane to gather data, but doesn't really do so for regular thunderstorms? Let the Weather Channel's crazy hologram explain that it all has to do with the direction of the wind. » 2/16/15 10:30am 2/16/15 10:30am

First person to fly into a hurricane on purpose did it for a bet

The first Hurricane Hunter flight took place July 27, 1943 near Galveston, TX. The flight was the result of a bet between Lt Col Joseph Duckworth and British pilots who were students of his at his instrument school at Bryan, TX. As a result of the bet, Lt Col Duckworth and his navigator Lt Ralph O’Hair deliberately… » 7/10/13 8:41am 7/10/13 8:41am