DC-8 05/16/15

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Flight Number: 
1007
Payload Configuration: 
Polar Winds
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.2 hours
Comments: 
Mission was flown with the DLR Falcon. The Falcon flew a box pattern over south central Greenland while the DC-8 flew a race track pattern diagonally within the box from NE to SW. While the Falcon refueled at Kangerlussuaq the DC-8 measured winds over the marginal sea ice to the in the Denmark Strait and resumed the box pattern diagonal when the Falcon was back on station. Ten sondes were dropped with two launch failures.
Flight Segments: 
From:BIKFTo:BIKF
Start:05/16/15 13:56 Z Finish:05/16/15 21:06 Z
Flight Time:7.2 hours
Log Number:158006PI:Michael Kavaya
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Atmospheric Dynamics and Precipitation Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Mission was flown with the DLR Falcon. The Falcon flew a box pattern over south central Greenland while the DC-8 flew a race track pattern diagonally within the box from NE to SW. While the Falcon refueled at Kangerlussuaq the DC-8 measured winds over the marginal sea ice to the in the Denmark Strait and resumed the box pattern diagonal when the Falcon was back on station. Ten sondes were dropped with two launch failures.
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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