There are two amazing takeaways from this NOAA video of a “hurricane hunter” airplane flying into Hurricane Matthew.
One is the amazing power and structure of a hurricane.
The more amazing takeaway, however, is that there are people who walk among us who willingly fly into a hurricane.
You can track the flights of the plane — known as “Miss Piggy” — on FlightAware.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.