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

Hurricanes Suck: A Mental Preparation Guide

With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to probably become a hurricane and rearrange parts of our coastline, if you're on the Gulf Coast you'll be reading a lot of preparation guides that'll get you ready for physically surviving the storm. Read them. A hurricane can mess your stuff up. » 8/24/12 12:00pm 8/24/12 12:00pm