James "Doc" McFadden and the Hurricane Hunters
Deliberately flying an airplane into a hurricane might seem crazy. Deliberately flying a plane into a hurricane for the purpose of research, to better understand, and thus better prepare people, for the hurricane’s wrath might seem heroic.
Doing that nearly six hundred times in a career spanning more than five decades, might just make you one of the greatest unsung heroes of the modern era.
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NOAA OMAO AOC https://www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/aircraft-operations
NOAA AOC Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NOAAHurricaneHunters/
Fly NOAA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/flynoaa/?hl=en
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