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Three women making history as crew for NOAA plane

Posted at 8:47 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 20:47:51-04

LAKELAND, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane Dorian is on track to hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.

Federal, state and local officials are preparing for the potential major storm, including the aircraft operations center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And they are going to have its first all-female three-pilot crew.

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo of its first all-female three-pilot flight crew preparing for a reconnaissance mission.

The crew features Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Lt. Lindsey Norman.