Subject: H4) Can I get a seat on a hurricane flight?
Contributed by Neal Dorst
Sorry, but only people who are part of the mission are allowed
on military and public aircraft. This may include accredited
members of the press, provided they are working on a current
story involving the storm.
Please note that seats are not always available on every flight, and that there is a limit of two seats per media outlet on a given flight. NOAA maintains a lengthy list of requests to fly aboard their aircraft during hurricane missions. If a hurricane is threatening landfall, local media will be given the first opportunity to fly. Due to the dynamics of hurricanes, flight plans can and do change right up until the last minute and flights are often cancelled. All of your contact information (cell numbers, pagers, home/office numbers) is extremely helpful in alerting you to changes.
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