The G-IV hurricane hunter jet is set to fly around Tropical Storm Erika today

The G-IV is scheduled for a synoptic surveillance mission today with a take-off time of 1730 UTC (1:30 local) to and from Barbados. The G-IV will fly around Tropical Storm Erika and will be sampling the upper level trough to northwest. Here is the proposed G-IV flight track. The dots along the flight track indicate the dropwindsonde launch locations.