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Hunting Hurricanes with a NOAA Pilot

April 8, 2020

Commander Jason R. Mansour, NOAA, Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, FL

NOAA Corps officers serve on the sea, on land, and in the air to support NOAA’s science and stewardship mission. While most pilots try to avoid flying an airplane into severe weather, NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly specially equipped aircraft into, above, and around the eye of the storm to collect crucial data that improves forecasts and helps protect lives and property. Meet one of our NOAA commissioned officers and hear about his experiences flying scientists into hurricanes. The webinar will last about 45 minutes and will be streamed via GoToWebinar with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grade 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Resources to access at home:

» Virtual walkthrough of the NOAA Gulfstream IV
» NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
» NOAA Commissioned Corps
» NOAA National Hurricane Center
» NOAA Ocean Today Hurricane Safe Videos: There are 8 short videos- Fuel for the storm, The making of a superstorm, Hurricane survival guide, Getting ready for hurricanes, and more.