Highlights of the TCI campaign included:
- three science flights over Eastern Pacific Hurricane Patricia (a rapidly intensifying tropical storm on 21 October; a rapidly intensifying category four hurricane on 22 October; a weakening category five hurricane on 23 October)
- four science flights over Atlantic Hurricane Joaquin (a category three or four hurricane over the Bahamas on 2 October; a category four hurricane on 3 October; a weakening hurricane approaching and passing Bermuda on 4 and 5 October)
- two science flights over Eastern Pacific Hurricane Marty (as a tropical storm on 27 September and hurricane on 28 September).
TCI also included Yankee Environmental Systems' High Density Sounding System (HDSS) on the WB-57, with dropsondes released a few miles apart across the storms' inner cores. Several WB-57 flights had overlap with low-altitude reconnaissance or research flights conducted by the US Air Force Reserve (WC-130J) or NOAA (WP-3D).
Wind speed horizontal structure will be presented for these cases as derived from HIRAD, with comparisons to ancillary data from the HDSS dropsondes on the WB-57 and SFMR on the WC-130J and WP-3D aircraft.