ssides
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Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:18 pm

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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nealcg
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RE: Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:37 pm

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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RE: Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:43 pm

http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/divers13/L_Hurricane_Elena.jpg
Looks Impressive.
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RE: Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:14 am

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

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/
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RE: Anyone Seen A Hurricane From The Air?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:15 am

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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