U.S. Air Force pilots spent a cloudy Oct. 9 morning crossing through the violent winds of Hurricane Michael.
On their sixth pass, the pilots entered the storm’s eye during daylight, capturing footage of the 150-mph hour storm’s steep eyewalls.
Hurricane Michael is making history Wednesday as the first Category 4 storm ever to hit the Florida Panhandle, and the second most powerful storm ever recorded this far north in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I love the job, but at the same time, hate that I had to go out to fly this today,” U.S. Air Force Reserve Pilot Will Simmons tweeted Wednesday morning.
“Extremely powerful hurricane,” added Simmons. Read more…