Why Do Hurricane Hunters Hunt Hurricanes?

Not the way you might think. Hurricane hunters is the name given men who have the very dangerous job of flying directly into the eye of newly forming hurricanes.

Hurricane hunters are the crew of the planes that are sent out by the air force, the navy, or the Hurricane Center of the Environmental Science Service Administration to collect information on storms that have been spotted by instruments, ships, satellites, or planes.

The hunters fly special aircraft equipped with many different kinds of equipment. The machines on the plane record and measure the size of the storms that are beginning.

This information is very helpful in warning those who live in the path of these oncoming hurricanes. Hurricane hunters have saved many lives.