If a little turbulence on your airline flight makes you nervous when it sloshes your drink around, you probably don’t want to fly with the NOAA crew, whose job it is to fly through hurricanes.
Last week, they flew through Hurricane Patricia, which turned out to be the strongest storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The crew later wrote on Facebook that they felt 3-G forces, which means three times the pull of gravity. The pilot added, “The last ten seconds of this video we hit an up draft followed immediately by a down draft. A very sporting day!” (See here)