Into the Fire: Flying Through Wildfire Smoke, What Scientists Discovered is Mind-Blowing!

Inside the world of scientists flying through wildfire smoke plumes

Witnessing a massive plume during the Williams Flats Fire

Measuring emissions and changes in smoke-filled air

The challenges of flying through a 20,000 to  25,000-foot plume

Experiencing an eerie orange glow and the  smell of fire

Coping with turbulence and airsickness during flights

The noisy environment and communication using headsets

Entertaining themselves with trivia during the  long flights

Unexpected incidents while exploring wildfire plumes