FREE week long CHASE TOURS in 2006 possible

Hello Everyone!

I am posting an announcement that Peggy and I, "The Twister Sisters", will possibly be hosting a few free week long chase tours in Tornado Alley during the 2006 season at no cost to the guests. We will be the tour guides and you will ride in our chase vehicle equipped with all the latest technology. If you are interested in participating and coming along on a free storm chasing tour with us please write to us at [email protected] and send the following information:

1. Name, age, and where you are from (no specific address needed)
2. A one paragraph BIO about who you are, what you do, your personality, and what makes you an interesting person (we all have our own unique traits).
3. Why you want to come along on a week long storm chasing tour with us.
4. If you can provide a photograph of yourself as an e-mail attachment that would be great.

Please don't be shy! We are looking forward to hearing from anyone interested and anyone you may know who is interested. If you would like to bring your spouse please provide information about your significant other and if you are newlyweds or have been married for awhile.

If you want more information about us and/or what we have done please visit us at:
http://www.twistersisters.com
or send questions to us at:
[email protected]

Thank you so much!
Melanie Metz and Peggy Willenberg
"The Twister Sisters"
 
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Hell yeah, I'd be interested. However, I don't think I will be back from the war in time. If there is a trip in June though, I might think about it.
 
I'd go on one if I could drink in the van, though I know I couldn't sit around and let someone else make chase decisions for me. I'm still curious as to why this is being offered....my guess is they landed a sponser who wants their name on the truck all Spring. Offering a free tour would be a great marketing gimmick for maximum exposure. That's great business sense.

I think this would be a fun "vacation" after three months' hard chasing of my own, though, as I said before, there's no way I could sit idle and let other people make strategic decisions for me around a storm
 
Hi Shane

I agree with your post. However, my guess was that perhaps there was a documentary with tourists being interviewed similar to one done a few years ago. The bio's can either be for seeking that or ensuring they know who is joining:)

Regards,

Jimmy Deguara
 
I think that is a cool idea. I am sure there are many weather enthusiasts out there who cannot afford a typical chase tour.

I would love to go but I think I've been chasing so long, it would be hard to give up my independance. Still, there are times when I'm stressed, sitting in the middle of nowhere trying to decide which direction to go, that I think it would be nice to sit back and let someone else do the driving and decision making while I just enjoy the beauty of nature.

I wish them good luck in finding some participants.

Bill Hark
 
David, hope you get outta there in time to go on a tour. I would be seriously considering this except for one small problem...I will be living in South Korea next year....oh well.

*EDIT* David Draun should be instantly approved, IMHO. He more than deserves it.
 
That's quite an offer. As much interest as there is and considering current gas prices, I'm sure there are many people who would jump at this chance.

What will be the maximum number of people you would have room for on this tour?

BTW, I'd suggest David Draun (who replied earlier) as a good candidate if a time can be worked out. I can think of no one who would be more deserving of a free chase vacation than one our troops just returning from a tour of duty in the Sandbox.
 
BTW, I'd suggest David Draun (who replied earlier) as a good candidate if a time can be worked out. I can think of no one who would be more deserving of a free chase vacation than one our troops just returning from a tour of duty in the Sandbox.

Bravo.
 
I second that one George. Not only has he earned it by serving his country (Thanks) but he of all of us probably has the worst case od SDS and needs immediate relief!!

if they wont take him then we all need to get together and make sure we get him out in the field before he is commited to the SDS asylum. :wink:
 
I think this is a great idea although I would like to know why this is being done. Seems a little odd to offer something for free without knowing why. The picture requirement is also weird. Could it be they are only looking for specific people?

Mike
 
Well I sent them my bio and information. I definitely would like to go :D Who cares what the motive is, it's a FREE chase tour, people! Tours are SOOO expensive. :roll: Most people cannot afford to spend $900-2500 for a one week tour. I'm just a 15 year old Colorado farm boy, so I obviously don't have that kind of cash just lying around the place... Again, who cares if the Twister Sisters are asking for photos, it's an oppurtunity of a lifetime to chase with two awesome, very knowledgeable lady chasers and with other severe weather freaks FREE minus the cost of food and lodging.
A question I have for Melanie: what kind of vehicle do you have and how many people will you have room for. I don't mind riding on the roof, just as long as you don't punch a hail core while I'm up there... :lol:
But seriously, I hope it's a big vehicle, because I'm 5'11" with very long legs, but I'm built like a scarecrow so I can be squeezed in the middle. It wouldn't bother me too much. Just as long as my knees aren't touching my chest. :D
 
This is an awesome idea, I've thought about offering the same sort of opportunity myself. I would've killed to be able to chase from the time I was about 5 years old up till I actually started chasing when I was 16, of course I was absolutely clueless as to how to get into such a venture other than learning meteorology in college. To be able to foster the interest of kids who bugged their parents to drive them to tornado warnings (BUT MOM! ITS ONLY LIKE 30 MILES AWAY!!!!) for free or a minimal cost to their parents is something I think the chase community should embrace. This would probably be very beneficial in the future in many ways, increased knowledge and safety, etc etc etc.

Just my $.02, I would volunteer for the spot since it would be sweet to get a free chase vacation, but I know there a million other people out there would are more deserving.
 
Sounds like someone's "fishing". I remember years ago when Gene Rhoden was searching for a chase partner. I applied but never heard back. Wonder why? LOL!

I wish you the best in your quest ladies! It is an honorable idea and gas prices are Sooo high. LOL - perhaps this is the only way I will be able to afford to chase by next season.

It would be nice to roll along with the group and let others worry about all the storm issues while I focus on my photography and videography. Like others though not sure I could remain a silent partner in the back seat.

Shane mentions drinking in the van. I can see it now as we all roll down the road and pop a top or two. "Take me to your tornadoes"!
 
Wow the offer is pretty cool! I sent in my candidature right away. I went on the Stormtours.com website after to read more and well I think, that the offer is not as free as we think...

I read the Stormtours.com website and on a normal chase with them, you have to supply your own chase vehicule, gas and so on... They will supply, ham radios, threat net and all other gizmos....

Basically, the deal is that they are not charging you the 150$/per day tag along fee.

I thought that the tour company was like the other tour companies, meaning that there is a tour van holding 10 or so people and so on...

Anyway, we will see!
 
I can't help but wonder why they're looking for participants on Stormtrack, where most everyone who is interested in chasing would probably prefer to have more control over a chase than a tour company would allow.
 
Wow the offer is pretty cool! I sent in my candidature right away. I went on the Stormtours.com website after to read more and well I think, that the offer is not as free as we think...

I read the Stormtours.com website and on a normal chase with them, you have to supply your own chase vehicule, gas and so on... They will supply, ham radios, threat net and all other gizmos....

Basically, the deal is that they are not charging you the 150$/per day tag along fee.

I thought that the tour company was like the other tour companies, meaning that there is a tour van holding 10 or so people and so on...

Anyway, we will see!

I would go re-read the first post if I were you.

We will be the tour guides and you will ride in our chase vehicle equipped with all the latest technology.
 
Somebody correct me if I am wrong, and I might be, but is this the same chase group that nearly drove into a forming tornado crossing the road, right in their path a few years ago? I might be thinking of someone else as there are so many chaser shows on TV.

Mike
 
Somebody correct me if I am wrong, and I might be, but is this the same chase group that nearly drove into a forming tornado crossing the road, right in their path a few years ago? I might be thinking of someone else as there are so many chaser shows on TV.

Mike

AWESOME, LOL

I haven't submitted my name yet, I just don't think I'll be home on time.
As far as driving into a road-crossing tornado, I've seen that a lot on TV.
 
Somebody correct me if I am wrong, and I might be, but is this the same chase group that nearly drove into a forming tornado crossing the road, right in their path a few years ago? I might be thinking of someone else as there are so many chaser shows on TV.

Mike

I believe you are talking about Sliver Lining Tours and Roger Hill. The one where he says something like "that's as close to death as you'll come"? Is that the one you are thinking about?
 
Yes they are the ones who almost drove into a white tornado as it was about 100 fett or yards in front of them.

But now a days driving into tornadoes is the lastest FAD. :shock:
 
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