July 27, 2021 - I Dare You To....Fly Into a Hurricane!
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July 27, 1943 marks the day Col. Joseph Duckworth and Lt. Ralph O'Hair of the U.S. Air Force piloted the first ever plane into the eye of a hurricane. They flew the AT-6 Texan over the Gulf of Mexico….on a dare by British pilots at the base who bet they couldn't do it. What started as an act of machismo or bravado, became a turning point in how we investigate and analyze hurricanes!!!...and it took flight This Day in Weather History.

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