Brave pilot flies through Hurricane Irma capturing terrifying footage

Brave pilot flies through Hurricane Irma capturing terrifying footage

A pilot travelled through Hurricane Irma

Thursday, September 7, 2017

An extremely brave pilot, some would say crazy, decided to fly through Hurricane Irma to capture footage of the most powerful hurricane ever recorded.

The video Nick Underwood came back with is truly terrifying, as his small plane was attacked by the strong winds and it was very difficult to see clearly as rain fell on the perspex window.

He was sent to fly through the extreme weather by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which monitors storms, according to The Daily Star.

Underwood revealed on Twitter that he actually wasn't that scared of the storm. He said: "My headset [in] the plane lets me pipe in some music. It automatically lowers the music volume when someone talks so you still know what's up.

"On last night's flight, we're approaching the storm at like four in the morning and I'm a little sleepy, so I put the workout playlist on."

He added that when he entered the eyewall, which is the bumpiest part of the flight, he played the classic rap tune X Gon' Give It To Ya by DMX and described it as perfect.

"So, you can imagine me in an airplane getting tossed around in a major hurricane and just going hard to DMX. I loved it."

The hurricane has so far reached winds of 185mph and it is thought it could cause 10 inches of rain to fall and waves of 23 feet. Landslides are also expected as a result of the storm, which is heading from the Caribbean to the US.

Watch the video below