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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our storm chasing tours to tornado alley here.
 
Some of the most commonly asked questions about our storm chase tours are answered below, but if you have a question that isn't covered here please feel free to ask us.

To check the tour schedules and availability please take a look at the Tour Schedules.


Q: Are you experienced, what special equipment do you use?
A: The tours are lead by Paul Sherman, a very experienced chaser with a track record of putting his teams in the best location possible for viewing storms and tornadoes safely - his and the rest of our teams enthusiasm and knowledge for storms will blow you away!

We have all the latest equipment within our chase vehicles, including mobile internet, satellite based Wxworks Mobile ThreatNet and GPS positioning so we always have the most up to date weather data available to us to ensure we keep you safe and give you the best view of the action possible.
Q: What will the overall cost be?
A: The basic cost of the tour is £1650, this includes your accomodation - (this is for a shared room with one other chaser, single rooms are available at a supplement of £450 on a first come, first served basis) , travel once in the chase area and services of our team. The price does not include flights to Dallas Fort Worth/Denver International Airport (usually costing around £500-650 return), meals (which offer excellent value in the USA) and incidentals such as souvenirs. For more information about the likely final cost to you, please feel free to contact us.
Q: What if the weather is quiet?
A: Occasionally it does happen, mother nature doesn't play ball and there is a lack of storm activity. Fortunately the chasing area of the Mid-West in the USA is an amazing place and there will be opportunity to visit national parks and beauty spots, or we may decide a positioning day is needed to get the team into the right area for any upcoming severe weather.

We also have a very good record of getting on storms even when the opportunities are limited - very often during a fairly quiet spell of weather there are still storms which develop. Quite often we'll be chasing storms whilst many other tour companies are sightseeing or sunbathing!
Q: What type of accomodation will I be staying in?
A: The hotels we use are all good quality, generally branded (such as Holiday Inn, Best Western or Super 8), so you can be assured of a comfortable nights sleep in each location, often with additional facilities such as hot-tubs and gyms available for you to use as well.
Q: Is storm chasing dangerous?
A: Severe storms are inherently dangerous, but with the use of technology and experience we do minimise the risks to you.

The greatest risk to the chaser is the roads, so we always advise extreme care when outside the chase vehicle, and will brief you on the various safety rules and guidelines that we have in place, both prior to and during your tour.
Q: Where do we fly in to and where exactly do we chase?
A: The base airport for tours 1-3 is Dallas Fort Worth, tour 4 is based out of Denver, we will pick you up here at the start of your tour and drop you off here at the end. During the chase itself we can cover a number of US states including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and New Mexico. In short - we'll go wherever the storms are!
Q: What chase vehicles do you use?
A: The vehicles we use are generally full size SUV's with a maximum of 5 passengers in each, so they're comfortable and spacious, but also intimate enough for everyone to be able to get to know eachother and have good contact with our team members. We have a maximum of 3 vehicles per tour.
Tel: 01386 576 121 - Email: Click here