today's world, most
aircraft are routed around or over thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes,
and other violent weather phenomena on a regular basis. Imagine
being on an airplane that regularly gets routed through bad weather;
and not only that, the pilot and passengers all want to find and fly
through the worst flying conditions imaginable. That is the
type of flying that NOAA's and its ancestor agencies' large multi-engine
aircraft have engaged in since the late 1950's. The passengers on
these aircraft are a special breed of scientist who are willing to
risk their lives to better understand and predict violent weather.
View these ships of the air and consider those who have the right
stuff to fly with NOAA ..