Up and away! NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft begins flights into Irma

The NOAA42 P3 aircraft begins a series of flights into Hurricane Irma. This flight tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center departed from Barbados around 3 PM (1900 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Irma. The data from this eight-hour flight will go into the numerical weather prediction models. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, 3 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The jet will ferry down to the islands to prepare for future flights around Hurricane Irma. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma. Takeoff is scheduled for 1900 UTC (3 PM ET) from Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados. Two HRD …