DC-8 05/15/15

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Flight Number: 
1006
Payload Configuration: 
Polar Winds
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
4.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BIKFTo:BIKF
Start:05/15/15 16:03 Z Finish:05/15/15 20:25 Z
Flight Time:4.4 hours
Log Number:158006PI:Michael Kavaya
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Atmospheric Dynamics and Precipitation Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This was a joint flight with the DLR Falcon with D-CMET leading the DC-8 by about 12 miles from Icleand to the northwest of Scotland. The Falcon continued heading south through the center of Scotland while the DC-8 proceeded to fly along the west of the British Isles to about the mid latitude of Ireland and then returned to Iceland. A strong jetstream pressure gradient was measured with 12 dropsonde launches. Only one failed during launch.
Flight Hour Summary: 
158006
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS73
Total Used69.6
Total Remaining3.4
158006 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/07/151002Check1.21.271.8
05/09/151003Transit7.8964
05/11/151004Science41360
05/13/151005Science41756
05/15/151006Science4.421.451.6
05/16/151007Science7.228.644.4
05/17/151008Science7.335.937.1
05/19/151009Science540.932.1
05/21/151010Science4.14528
05/23/151011Science65122
05/24/151012Science6.557.515.5
05/25/151013Science3.260.712.3
05/28/151014Transit8.669.33.7
05/28/151015Ferry0.369.63.4

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