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History was made Thursday as an all-female hurricane hunter crew from NOAA prepared for a Hurricane Dorian reconnaissance mission.
This is the first time an all-female crew went on a reconnaissance mission, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The crew, which consisted of three pilots, flew off from Lakeland Thursday afternoon.
A photo posted on the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center Twitter page showed Kristie Twining, Rebecca Waddington and Lindsey Norman getting ready to go inside Hurricane Dorian.
LAKELAND, FL – #NOAA49 prepares for a Hurricane #Dorian reconnaissance mission with the first all female three-pilot flight crew, featuring Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and Lt. Lindsey Norman. Get the latest forecast at https://t.co/3phpgKvnMi.#FlyNOAApic.twitter.com/DMn1wOxBUA
— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 29, 2019
According to NOAA, “Hurricane Hunters are piloted by members of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, one of the 7 uniformed services.”
Get the latest Hurricane Dorian advisories here.