Today I learned about Project Cirrus the first attempt to modify a hurricane by dropping nearly 180 pounds of crushed dry ice into the clouds of the storm. The hurricane changed direction and made landfall near Savannah, Georgia. en.wikipedia.com/wiki/Pro…
Today I learned about Project Cirrus. The USA's attempt to stop a hurricane by dropping 180lbs of dry ice into. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Fire rainbows are a rare cloud phenomenon formed by hexagonal ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. The halo is so large that the arc appears parallel to the horizon. They are called fire rainbows because they appear like a flame. amusingplanet.com/2013/05…
Cloud iridescence is when the sun scatters light from things like ice crystals in cirrus clouds into your eyes, therefore making a rainbow color. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
The Circumzenithal Arc is the phenomenon that occurs when sunlight is refracted in horizontal ice crystals in cirrus clouds creating the appearance of an upside-down rainbow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Airplanes create cirrus clouds. The occurrence of cirrus clouds over Salt Lake City doubled between the 60s and 80s. faa.gov/about/office_org/…
Cirrus makes a plane with an emergency parachute. For the entire airplane. youtube.com/watch?v=0y5wT…
The city of Sweetwater Florida was founded by retired Russian cirrus dwarves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
Cirrus aircraft come standard with a ballistic parachute to deploy during emergencies which lands the aircraft safely, on wheels, without pilot input. [Story in comments] youtube.com/watch?v=2_8qC…
All Cirrus Planes Come Equipped with a Rocket-Powered Parachute Recovery System To Safely Land The Entire Aircraft cirrusaircraft.com/caps/
Cirrus is the only aviation company to have a parachute system as standard equipment on all its models. kobi5.com/news/national-w…
Blue skies harbor Invisible Cirrus Clouds earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
Piper is releasing a plane with emergency autolanding with the M600. Also fully automated emergency autolanding systems have been available on other private aircraft since 2014. piper.com/model/m600sls/
The former CEO of Walmart survived an aircraft malfunction by deploying a full plane parachute. The plane came down and left the pilot and people on the ground with only minor injuries. youtube.com/watch?v=kQyrP…
In the 60s, the US military secretly sprayed (possibly radioactive) experimental chemicals, like zinc cadmium, on thousands of residents of poor neighborhoods in St. Louis, without their knowledge or consent, to see what would happen ksdk.com/news/article/339…
Today I learned of a parachute system for small planes that has thus far saved 90 lives cirruspilots.org/copa/saf…
Certain small aircrafts had a whole aircraft parachute system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Some small aircraft have airbags built into the seatbelt youtube.com/watch?v=lZfPJ…
The U.S. Government Exposed Thousands of Americans to Lethal Bacteria to Test Biological Warfare democracynow.org/2005/7/1…

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