It’s not exactly flying the friendly skies.
Early in the video, equipment that had been tied down jolts loose. Beds spill onto the floor. And by the end, there’s a hellish amount of lightning outside the windows of the Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft, nicknamed Kermit:
Underwood also posted some still photos of the damage inside the aircraft that was caused by the extreme turbulence:
As the footage went viral, Underwood answered some of the most common questions he received about the flight and his job:
Philippe Papin of the National Hurricane Center also tweeted about the importance of these flights: