DC-8 05/23/15

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Flight Number: 
1011
Payload Configuration: 
Polar Winds
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
6 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BIKFTo:BIKF
Start:05/23/15 13:53 Z Finish:05/23/15 19:55 Z
Flight Time:6 hours
Log Number:158006PI:Michael Kavaya
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Atmospheric Dynamics and Precipitation Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Solo aircraft survey of katabatic winds over the coastal mountains and fjords on the east coast of Greenland. Heavy traffic made changing altitudes difficult and time consuming. TWiLiTE suffered a recording hard drive failure and though the sensor performed well no data was recorded. Clear air with few aerosols meant that DAWN could not detect winds near the surface. Nineteen sondes were dropped with four launch failures. Science was okay.
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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