If you're a nervous flier, give this one a miss.

As Hurricane Irma hurtles across the Caribbean, claiming the title of one of the strongest Atlantic storms in recorded history in the process, America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been flying its aircraft through the center of the Category 5 storm and recording some genuinely terrifying footage of severe turbulence as the plane passed through the wall of the storm's eye.

NOAA also shared a video of their first approach on the storm on Monday which makes you ask why the hell they would go back?