Photos taken from a NOAA P-3 aircraft during a Hurricane Hunter flight inside Hurricane Edouard. NOAA successfully deployed a Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) directly into a hurricane from a NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter for the first time. During flights conducted September 15-17, 2014 out of Bermuda, scientists aboard the P-3 aircraft received meteorological data from the Coyote UAS in both the eye and surrounding eyewall of Hurricane Edouard. Photo credit: NOAA

  • Pre-launch schedule and safety briefing on the P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Image credit: NOAA
  • Low cloud bands inside the eye of Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  • Upper rim of eyewall inside the eye of Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  • Wind streaks and whitecaps on the ocean surface from Hurricane Edouard
  • Jason Dunion and Rich Henning discuss the flight plan into Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  • Rear Admiral Anita Lopez shakes hands with Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley. Image credit: NOAA
  • Coyote UAS aboard NOAA WP-3D Orion. (Credit: NOAA)
  • Drew Osbrink and Eric Redweik of Sensintel and NOAA

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  1. Wind streaks and whitecaps on the ocean surface from Hurricane Edouard’s 65 kt winds. Image credit: NOAA
  2. Upper rim of eyewall inside the eye of Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  3. Low cloud bands inside the eye of Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  4. Rear Admiral Anita Lopez shakes hands with Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley. Image credit: NOAA
  5. Drew Osbrink and Eric Redweik of Sensintel and NOAA’s Dr. Joe Cione monitor data from the Coyote after it was launched into Hurricane Edouard. Image Credit: NOAA
  6. Jason Dunion and Rich Henning discuss the flight plan into Hurricane Edouard. Image credit: NOAA
  7. Coyote UAS aboard NOAA WP-3D Orion. Image Credit: NOAA
  8. Pre-launch schedule and safety briefing on the P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Image credit: NOAA