Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Superiority Through Airpower VIII

OK, one more quick Airfest picture before I call it a day. Those of you who live here in Florida may be familiar with hurricanes. No, not the University of Miami football team, the giant storms that menace us during the summer. The plane above is the one that NOAA sends out to check on the storms, the one they talk about on the news all the time when hurricanes threaten. Imagine being in that relatively small plane, and flying through a storm with winds of 150 mph...

Why does it say US Department of Commerce on the side? I think that NOAA is a divison of the Department of Commerce. What you can't see on the side are the little stickers with hurricane icons on them, each marking a storm that this plane flew into.

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