What It’s Like to Fly Into a Hurricane

Most pilots try to avoid storms, but the hurricane hunters of NOAA barrel right into them. Pilot Justin Kibbey relives his white-knuckle first flight into the eye of Hurricane Earl.


Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Visit our world directly:

Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.

What it’s like to fly through Hurricane Florence

Experience what it's like to fly through a Category 4 hurricane in NOAA's WP-3D Hurricane Hunter. With Hurricane Florence's 130 MPH winds raging, you can literally feel the stillness in the storm's eye.

NOAA/Nick Underwood

For more hurricane science, got to popsci.com.

#hurricane #science #hurricaneflorence #florencefromspace #insidetheeyeofahurricane #hurricanescience #hurricaneeye #eyeofstorm #hurricanevideo #florencevideo #climatechange #noaa #weather #flythroughhurricane #hurricanehunter #category4