See how storm chasers paid homage to Bill Paxton
In honor of the actor's movie 'Twister,' fans spelled his initials in GPS
Bill Paxton died this weekend at the age of 61 after complications from surgery, but his prolific film legacy is still remembered and loved by his fans. In particular, his 1996 blockbuster Twister is well-regarded by the storm chaser community.
Twister, in which Paxton and Helen Hunt play storm chasers gathering data on tornadoes, not only helped raise Paxton’s own profile after supporting roles in movies like Aliens, it also brought wider recognition to the storm chaser profession. So in the wake of Paxton’s death, those same storm chasers decided to pay tribute to the actor.
Using apps like RadarScope Pro, storm chasers planned through Facebook groups to spell out Paxton’s initials, “BP,” across the tornado country of Kansas and Oklahoma. When looked at in RadarScope, the chasers’ GPS signals formed the letters. Check it out below.