Dave Hirschman

Extreme Weather Magnet?

August 26, 2011 by Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor

The AOPA 2012 Sweepstakes “Tougher Than a Tornado” Husky got its nickname by surviving the Sun’n Fun tornado on March 31. But the airplane seems to attract extreme weather conditions wherever it goes.
On a recent trip to Wyoming, severe thunderstorms (the unforecast kind) blew through the night after the Tornado Husky arrived. In Montana, its arrival was accompanied by a fierce summer squall. Back at AOPA headquarters in Maryland, it recently went through an extremely rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake. And this weekend’s forecast: Hurricane Irene.
Coincidence?

5 Responses to “Extreme Weather Magnet?”

  1. Kevin Collins Says:

    This might be the first sweeps airplane that people are afraid to win! :-P I’ll be happy to take it, though.

  2. Ben Says:

    That’s a marketing feature. Let the plane bring the adventure and excitement to you!

  3. leo angevine Says:

    It would be safe at KBFD, I promise. :-)

  4. Benjamin Bookman Says:

    Just what I’ve always wanted to experience: Severe weather!! Hmmm, would make a good storm chasing partner.

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