Why is it OK to fly into a hurricane but not a thunderstorm?

Hurricane Hunters are always chasing the best storms and they sometimes fly right into hurricanes, I know it sounds crazy, The Weather Channel explains in this interesting video, aided by 3D animations why they venture into these extreme conditions and also why pilots always try to navigate around thunderstorms.

Hurricane:

Plane in a Hurricane



Thunderstorm:

Plane in a Thunderstorm

Why is it OK to fly into a hurricane but not a thunderstorm?

Hurricane Hunters are always chasing the best storms and they sometimes fly right into hurricanes, I know it sounds crazy, The Weather Channel explains in this interesting video, aided by 3D animations why they venture into these extreme conditions and also why pilots always try to navigate around thunderstorms.

Hurricane:

Plane in a Hurricane



Thunderstorm:

Plane in a Thunderstorm











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