This is really cool…Hurricane Dorian is making news for being the strongest storm on the planet this year, but some of its trackers have made history as well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center sent out a flight crew to record Dorian’s movements and it was made up of three women, making it the first all-female hurricane tracking flight crew in it’s history.
Captain Kristie Twining, Commander Rebecca Waddington, and Lieutenant Lindsey Norman took off from Lakeland, Florida and flew around the massive storm collecting data, covering more than 3,600-miles in close to seven hours. Way to go ladies!
LAKELAND, FL - #NOAA49 prepares for a Hurricane #Dorian reconnaissance mission with the first all female three-pilot flight crew, featuring Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and Lt. Lindsey Norman. Get the latest forecast at https://t.co/3phpgKvnMi.#FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/DMn1wOxBUA— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 29, 2019