This adrenalin-filled series dives into the world of the Air Force's 53rd Aerial Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (aka the Hurricane Hunters) during the peak of the 2011 hurricane season. With unprecedented access, the cameras capture the dangers the Hurricane Hunters face as they fly into the eye of a hurricane. If they can survive a gauntlet of hail, microbursts, tornadoes, and violent turbulence, they can accomplish their mission. To gather the urgent data that will help predict the path and strength of these killers. Their first foe? Hurricane Irene. And she is threatening to buzz saw up the East Coast.