DC-8 06/10/17

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Flight Number: 
1194
Payload Configuration: 
CPEX Payload: APR-2, DAWN, YES Dropsonde, HAMSR, MASC, MTHP
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Start:06/10/17 18:08 Z Finish:06/10/17 23:22 Z
Flight Time:5.3 hours
Log Number:178011PI:Ramesh Kakar
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Atmospheric Dynamics and Precipitation Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight #7 was delayed for an hour with aircraft electrics and electronics malfunctions. The pilot’s multifunction display (MFD) that provides the interface for radar, TCAS, and other systems displayed a fault and the number 2 main fuel tank quantity indication dropped 5000 pounds. Fuel level indication returned to normal as the aircraft taxied and after drying out the connectors, the MFD started working. The last three days were very humid and rainy and probably was the cause of both conditions. After takeoff, the flight proceeded without incident. An area of interesting convection east of the Bahamas was investigated. MTHP was removed for this flight for repair but all other instruments acquired data satisfactorily. Media were aboard this flight and photo-documented and interviewed science team members.
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NBC Miami affiliate interviews CPEX chief scientists during research flight

Flight Hour Summary: 
178011
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS106
Total Used104.3
Total Remaining1.7
178011 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/16/171182Check1.31.3104.7
05/17/171184Science2.63.9102.1
05/25/171187Ferry4.58.497.6
05/27/171188Science5.313.792.3
05/29/171189Science5.519.286.8
05/31/171190Science625.280.8
06/01/171191Science5.730.975.1
06/02/171192Science6.237.168.9
06/06/171193Science3.94165
06/10/171194Science5.346.359.7
06/11/171195Science6.452.753.3
06/15/171196Science4.757.448.6
06/16/171197Science5.362.743.3
06/17/17 - 06/18/171198Science7.169.836.2
06/19/171199Science5.975.730.3
06/20/171200Science5.781.424.6
06/21/171201Science5.486.819.2
06/23/171202Science4.891.614.4
06/24/171203Science5.897.48.6
06/26/171204Science1.999.36.7
06/28/171205Science5104.31.7

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