By David Toomey
"In a digital age whilst tempests are monitored by means of international positioning and the elements Channel, Stormchasers reminds us that our first knowing of hurricanes was once without delay outfitted at the hazards and sacrifices of residing, respiring heroes," writes Hampton facets (author of Ghost Soldiers).
In September 1955, military Lieutenant Commander Grover B. Windham and a workforce of 8 flew out of Guantánamo Bay into the attention of typhoon Janet swirling within the Caribbean: a regimen climate reconnaissance challenge from which they by no means again. within the wake of worldwide struggle II, the Air strength and the military had stumbled on a brand new civilian enviornment the place bold pilots might attempt their braveness and ability. those typhoon Hunters flew into raging storms to gauge their power and are expecting their paths. with out computing device, worldwide positioning, or satellite tv for pc help, they trusted rudimentary radar structures to find the hurricane's eye and anticipated the flow in their airplane via taking a look at windblown waves less than. Drawing from military files and interviews with participants of the squadron and relations of the team, Stormchasers reconstructs the ill-fated venture of Windham's staff from preflight assessments to the chilling second in their ultimate transmission.
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Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet by David Toomey