This Is Why Your Plane May Fly Right Through A Hurricane

Flying straight through a hurricane sounds like a stunt reserved for action movies and jet fighters. However, commercial passenger flights can and do sometimes fly right across the path of a hurricane. Here’s how they do it safely.

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“High above, from all accounts I’ve seen, the ride is smooth. As far as flying goes, there should be no issues flying above a hurricane in an aircraft equipped to monitor radar echo tops,” said Aydelott.

Of course, no commercial flight will fly right into the eye of a storm. Instead, your plane might charter a course high above the side of a hurricane. Though it doesn’t happen often, this kind of storm-hopping in a passenger plane is perfectly safe.