Video: Flying into a hurricane

From left to right: Pilot LCDR Chris Kerns, Navigator CAPT Tim Gallagher, Flight Engineer Paul Darby, and Pilot LCDR Nathan Kahn. Photo: NOAA

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.