Mark Davenport joins 'Hurricane Hunters' on flight through Sandy

U.S. Air Force reservists fly through Hurricane Sandy

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - As most people run from a storm like Hurricane Sandy, there's a group that heads straight for it.

Live 5's Mark Davenport strapped in with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters to find out, first hand what the storm has in store.

The Hurricane Hunters crew, made up of United States Air Force reservists, are aiming for Sandy's eye, the center of the category one hurricane making it's way up the Atlantic Ocean.

The crew along with a few first timers, staged their trek to Sandy's core in Savannah, Ga. on Sunday.

The plan on how to attack the sea monster has been going on for the past few days.

Aircraft commander Sean Cross has already flown through Sandy twice this week. He's seen enough hurricanes to know that you never know what to expect.

"I've been tossed around quite a bit over the years," Cross said."Then again I've gone an entire season and never really felt a bump."

It takes the crew only two and a half hours to reach Sandy's outer rain bands. The plane then flies in x-patterns right through Hurricane Sandy as the crew makes sure they get as much information as possible about the storm before they turn around and head home.

Watch the Hurricane Hunters tackle Sandy on Sunday right here.

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