Mark Moran, of the NOAA Aviation Weather Center, and Lt. Phil
Eastman and Lt. Dave Demers, of the NOAA Aircraft Operations
Center, all commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps, flew
100 hours surveying Katrina’s devastation. Eastman piloted
NOAA’s Bell 212 Twin Huey Helicopter from August 31
to September 19. All three men took dozens of aerial photos
from an altitude of several feet to 500 feet.