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Posted: 8/29/2005 6:58:12 AM EDT


The aircraft shown are flights that have flight plans filed.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:08:43 AM EDT
Pussies!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:09:31 AM EDT
Is that real, or a spoof?


Kinda funny looking either way.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:13:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:13:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Is that real, or a spoof?


Kinda funny looking either way.



It's real
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:21:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Okay, dumb question time. Can they fly over the storm? (Not that I'd want to do so. )

I'm sure if it was possible the governing authorities still wouldn't allow it.




Not unless the name painted on the outside is "Discovery", "Endeavour", or "Atlantis"

A garden variety thunderstorm can easily reach 30,000+ feet, with turblence going much higher. Midwestern "super cells" can double that, so I'd expect a hurricane to be even worse.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:24:13 AM EDT


Catch the wave, dude! Get a pretty good tailwind if you're following the rotation.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:25:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Okay, dumb question time. Can they fly over the storm? (Not that I'd want to do so. )

I'm sure if it was possible the governing authorities still wouldn't allow it.




Not unless the name painted on the outside is "Discovery", "Endeavour", or "Atlantis"

A garden variety thunderstorm can easily reach 30,000+ feet, with turblence going much higher. Midwestern "super cells" can double that, so I'd expect a hurricane to be even worse.



Don't they fly C-130's or something into the eye of the Hurricanes?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:26:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Is that real, or a spoof?


Kinda funny looking either way.



It's real



That is a screen shot from Real Time data.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:27:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Okay, dumb question time. Can they fly over the storm? (Not that I'd want to do so. )

I'm sure if it was possible the governing authorities still wouldn't allow it.




Not unless the name painted on the outside is "Discovery", "Endeavour", or "Atlantis"

A garden variety thunderstorm can easily reach 30,000+ feet, with turblence going much higher. Midwestern "super cells" can double that, so I'd expect a hurricane to be even worse.



Don't they fly C-130's or something into the eye of the Hurricanes?

BigDozer66



I'm pretty sure they do now.
Used to use B-26s as hurricane chasers I think.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:11:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
Don't they fly C-130's or something into the eye of the Hurricanes?

BigDozer66



Yup, the USAF operates WC-130H aircraft, and the Navy also flies WP-3Ds into hurricanes. Neither is able to climb over the the storms, and I don't think the ride is one that you'd want to be on. Suprisingly, there have been only a couple of losses of these flights, and only one of those was a C-130 IIRC.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:18:51 PM EDT
My Grandad was part of the B29 Hurricane Hunters after WWII. I have a flyer around here somewhere about them.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:30:03 PM EDT
There's no freakin' way that's real. Those planes are HUGE -- bigger than cities! And they're all the same color. What are the chances of that? Don't try to pull one on me.
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