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Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?  
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

I was just curious to see how flights are routed when a hurricane is in or near the flight pattern.

For example, say I was flying DFW-MIA yesterday morning, sitting on the left side of the aircraft. By the time I was in Katrina's vicinity, I would have reached cruising altitude high above the storm. Do flights fly over these huge storms? Has anyone ever seen one?


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User currently offlineNealcg From United States of America, joined May 2004, 141 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

These storms top out at over 65,000 feet. Not even a concord could fly over. Even if you could fly over the turbulence would still be vicious and if you had a serious problem where would you land...maybe the eye  Smile


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/divers13/L_Hurricane_Elena.jpg
Looks Impressive.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Ssides,
Take a look at this website...Now these guys are pretty brave:

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Quoting Nealcg (Reply 1):
These storms top out at over 65,000 feet.

I must have been mistaken; I thought they hit their peak at around 20,000 feet. Thanks for the info.



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