Waterspouts Images from Torrey Pines Tornado

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The National Weather Service created A Storm Report involving a small tornado that touched land in Torrey Pines Tuesday Evening. See Below:

“LIFEGUARDS REPORTED A WATERSPOUT 1 MILE OFFSHORE OF BLACKS BEACH AT 5:35 PM MOVING
EAST AT 40 KNOTS. IT MADE LANDFALL AS A WEAK TORNADO AT 5:38 PM JUST NORTH OF THE GLIDER
PORT AND DISSIPATED. PORT AND DISSIPATED. ”

Many took to their social media accounts to post some images of the waterspout. View Below:

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A photo posted by Steve Victor (@svictory19) on

Augustine Volcano Ash Cloud Photo

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Above is an intriguing photo taken after the Augustine Volcano erupted in Alaska 10 years ago.The image portrays a gigantic cloud of ash that rose above the mountain and two lava flows crawling down its sides as a result of the eruption. Historically,the Augustine volcano has been the most active volcano in Alaska’s Cook Inlet region with eruptions as recent as 2006. Photo Credit: Cyrus Read, USGS- March 27, 2006.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders visits the Perlan II Team

The Airbus Group’s CEO, Tom Enders, visited the Perlan 2 hangar in Minden NV the first week of March to work alongside the glider team as they achieved a historic milestone with the start of pressurized flights. The Perlan 2 team continues to prepare for their upcoming flight in June. The Perlan 2 is designed to soar on wind currents to 90,000 feet.

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The visit began with a detailed briefing from pilot Jim Payne on the custom built glider and its systems. Enders was able to pressurize the cabin and perform a ground test of instrumentation but, unfortunately, they were not able to have an actual flight due to the weather conditions in Minden. Below is a quote from Enders regarding his visit.


It was a pleasure to meet with the devoted innovators behind a scientific mission that will break the world altitude record for level, controlled flight,” Enders said. “This project began as the inspiration of a small group of talented volunteers, and has evolved into one of the boldest endeavors in modern aviation. We’re proud to support a program that so perfectly embodies the pioneering spirit of Airbus.

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