I have originally put together this web site back in 1996 telling you a little about myself. Since then, it has outgrown so many "hosts" that it needed a final home as "Sky-Chaser"! This should be an easy name to remember for hurricane chasing, storm chasing, severe weather, extreme journalism, skydiving, photography, travel, computer graphics and video, computer programming, Web design, and much more! I am a computer programmer / analyst, writer, skydiver (USPA C30317), amateur photographer, extreme storm journalist, and computer artist. I enjoy flying and aerobatics, boating and jet skis, surfing, HAM radio, skydiving, and videography. I am also a volunteer SKYWARN storm spotter (FL B036 / 5257) for the National Weather Service as well as a licensed HAM radio operator (KG4PJN).
"Sky-Chaser" Consulting, as this site reflects from a business standpoint, mainly specializes in storm / hurricane chasing, and other documentation of extreme weather events for media, educational, charity / benefits, and public awareness goals. This site also contains my computer consulting services in PICK (Universe, Unidata, and similar Multivalue-DB oriented) programming for many major business requirements. The "Sky-Chaser" site also has lots of information about my other sports, hobbies, and lifestyles besides storm journalism and computer consulting. I feel you should enjoy or even be able to utilize some of the areas on this web site for anything from education to entertainment ... And be sure check back often, because it is updated on a continuous basis!
Chris Collura - Sky-Chaser Consulting - HAM KG4PJN - Skywarn FL B036 / 5257 - USPA C30317
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Since 1996! ... Last Major Site Update: Thursday - July 21, 2016
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TORNADOES IN ILLINOIS - JUNE 22, 2016
A mini storm chase was done locally here in Illinois late in the day on June 22. At least two tornadoes were observed with HP supercells moving across north central Illinois around dusk. In the middle image in the graphic above, a large tornado is lightning illuminated near Seneca Illinois in Lasalle County after dark! Be sure to check out this as well as other exciting chases in 2016 in my STORM CHASING section of this web site, under MIDWEST 2016. You can also jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link provided for it HERE.
ATLANTIC TROPICAL SEASON IS FROM JUNE 1 TO NOV 30 - BE PREPARED
The tropical Atlantic is off to an early jump start with 3 named systems as of June 7, 2016 (with two before the official start of the season). Busy or not, always have a plan for these systems. In the image above, the view of the upper level (sheared) center of tropical storm Colin can be seen while overflying the storm between Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Chicago, Illinois aboard a Boeing 737 at an altitude of at least 35,000 feet during the late afternoon of June 6, 2016. Be sure to check back here often to see what’s going on in the Atlantic / Eastern Pacific basin as well as any attempts on tropical chases in 2016!
The Atlantic hurricane season is upon us until November 30! Please visit my page on Atlantic tropical activity HERE for more information ... The images above shows any current tropical cyclone activity for both the Eastern Pacific (EPAC) and North Atlantic (NATL) basins, and is updated most frequently during the normal hurricane seasons for each (EPAC is May 15 through November 30 and NATL is from June 1 through November 30). Click the images above to go to the NHC site for more information on the tropical activity. The data has been provided by the National Hurricane Center (from www.nhc.noaa.gov) and may be subject to availability.
MAIN CHASE TRIP COMPLETED - MAY 21-28, 2016
I finished another successful trip chasing storms in the Central USA from May 21-28. A full chase log is available in my STORM CHASING section of this web site, under MIDWEST 2016. You can also jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link provided for it HERE.
Check out the latest DVD productions, as well as many others, plus high-reolution photos by visiting my special "offers" page for photography and video documentaries at the link HERE!
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This area is where any special sales / media opportunities will be posted, so plese watch this area carefully. You can also click the link above, or click HERE to jump to my media sales / offers page.
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Airshow! Aviation At Its Finest
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America - Tributes Plus September 11, 2001
Art And Drawings Gallery
Aviation And Flying
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Buddha Audiobook Religeous Benefit Project (External Link)
Car Burglary At Miami TGI Friday's
Chris Collura's Career RESUME
Goodies And Cool Stuff
Information On Diabetes
Internet Fraud - Always A First Time!
Outdoor Activities And Boating
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Roller Coasters And Extreme Rides
Sky Diving And Other Extreme Sports
Software Products Page
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Storm Chasing By Chris Collura
Surviving A Roll-Over Car Accident
Tesla Coils Plus "Weird Science" Stuff
All of my stock-video footage is also managed by my agents at Conus Communications. Please refer to CONUS first as they can be of much better help at providing any fulfillment of STOCK video requests (this does NOT include DVD productions offered on this site). For such STOCK footage requests, please contact Chris Bridson at CONUS. Their phone number is (651) 642-4576, or you can go to their official web site at the link WWW.CONUS.COM.
You can review all production videos, DVD's, documentaries, and stock video on my OFFERS page which can be viewed by clicking the link HERE. Please not that you can request STOCK video through me directly, or through the CONUS archive, which is much easier!
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