DC-8 06/15/17

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Flight Number: 
1196
Payload Configuration: 
CPEX Payload: APR-2, DAWN, YES Dropsonde, HAMSR, MASC, MTHP
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
4.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Start:06/15/17 17:09 Z Finish:06/15/17 21:49 Z
Flight Time:4.7 hours
Log Number:178011PI:Ramesh Kakar
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight #9 was flown to the Caribbean Sea just south of the Cayman Islands and west of Jamaica. A clockwise box pattern was the flown starting at NE corner of box at FL310. Lack of convective activity moved us further south and up to FL350. At FL350, the aircraft was adjusted to keep clear air entries and exits on either side of the convection target. Science requested higher altitude and FL380 was granted. Adjustments were still required for clear air entries and exits at FL380, so a RTB was called. Ten dropsondes in total were launched, with 9 providing data all the way to splash. All instrument teams reported satisfactory data acquisitions. It should be noted the DC-8 transitioned over Cuba for the first time in NASA DC-8’s operational history.
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CPEX science flight #9 track

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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