Hurricane Dorian: 3 women make history as NOAA's first all-female pilot crew

Floridians preparing for Hurricane Dorian will be relying on accurate forecasting information as the storm approaches the east coast of the state.

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Reconnaissance missions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provide vital information, and for the first time, an all-female, three-pilot crew will be pitching in to provide data.

NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo Thursday afternoon of Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Lt. Lindsey Norman.

The crew was flying a Gulfstream IV aircraft, nicknamed "Gonzo," according to the NOAA. The aircraft travels between 40,000 and 45,000 feet above the storm to collect atmospheric data, which is used by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.

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