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Pilot Captured A Thunderstorm From His Cockpit While Flying At 37,000 Feet & It's Jaw-Dropping!

The world beyond the clouds still lays unexplored. Forget us earthlings who can't fly that far; even those who regularly take flights above are left happily stunned by the beauty the heavens have to offer.

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He said, "I like this photo so much because you can feel the amazing size of the storm and its power, but at the same time it's wonderful how peacefully you can fly around it in still air without touching it."

Santiago Borja is an Ecuador Airlines pilot and while flying his aircraft over the Pacific Ocean near Panama, he chanced upon the most spectacular view of a thunderstorm brewing. And losing no time, he took these amazing captures.


Photo:Santiago Borja. Borja told The Washinton Post, "Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod and there is a lot of reflection from inside lights."

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Strongest Hurricane Penetration | Loungtastic

Why anybody would want to fly through a hurricane, whether it's your job or not, is beyond me.

However, that's what Nick Underwood does - and this time he's filmed the whole thing.

The aerospace engineer recorded the moment he flew into Hurricane Irma, arguably the most powerful hurricane on record, before casually telling Twitter: "Now everyone is going to know I'm terrible at cinematography while under harrowing conditions."

The American aerospace engineer was flying on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to record the category five hurricane - the harshest possible rating.

The video shows the plane ratting and shaking as it is buffeted by the very storm it was sent up to measure.

According to the Daily Mail, Nick's job is to sit at the back of the plane and deploy instruments called 'dropsondes', which are swept up in the storm's winds.

As the instruments are thrown around, they build up an idea of the shape, movement and form of the hurricane, which helps to predict its future behavior.

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