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Old 10-12-2017, 09:14 PM
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Default Tornado hits Van's Aurora airport

Can anyone up there give us an update??
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:25 PM
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http://koin.com/2017/10/12/tornado-t...urora-airport/

Two planes flipped over, apparently.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:43 PM
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When I saw this article all I could think of was I hope Scotts plane wasn't one of the ones that flipped! It looks like 2 Cessna's in the pictures. Wow.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:28 AM
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All The Van's airplanes were inside the hangar with the door closed up tight.
All of the damage seems to have been at the North end of the airport almost a mile away.
We were watching the storm through the shop window and could actually see rotation in the clouds but at the time we didnt know a tornado had formed.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:41 AM
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Wow. Glad everyone is OK. Kind of rare for up there, isn't it?

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:25 AM
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Wow. Glad everyone is OK. Kind of rare for up there, isn't it?

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Yes, Tornado's (and Thunderstorms) are not all that common here in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon, but they do happen on occasion.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:59 AM
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I had the XM weather running on a demo EFIS when the storm hit, this was taken after it moved through KUAO.



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Old 10-13-2017, 12:41 PM
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Cool image Rob, and congrats on the EAA Hall of Fame induction. I heard the tornado warning on the radio and called my folks who live about a mile from
your shop. They where unaware, and fine, headed to a volleyball game or something at the HS.
We are in Manzanita now, where the EF2 category tornado went through last year on Oct 14th. That was the first tornado reported on the Oregon Coast in 25 Years and the strongest ever reported. An EF-1 hit Battleground Dec. 2015, about 2 miles from us, so we do get them.
Not quite tornado alley though
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All the cell phones in the office went off saying tornado on the ground and to take cover, so naturally everyone ran outside to look for it.

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All the cell phones in the office went off saying tornado on the ground and to take cover, so naturally everyone ran outside to look for it.

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Yea, we did to, but by the time our phones went off it was already gone towards you guys.....
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