DC-8 06/16/17

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Flight Number: 
1197
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:06/16/17 17:27 Z Finish:06/16/17 22:43 Z
Flight Time:5.3 hours
Log Number:178011PI:Ramesh Kakar
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight #10 was flown to the Caribbean Sea south west of the Cayman Islands and east of the Yucatan peninsula. Clockwise box patterns were flown starting at SE corner of boxes at FL310. First box was described by Science as the best zone of new convective growth in the whole area. Having a dedicated ground Scientist on xchat helps. The 2nd box had a significant amount of clean air in southern half. The northern half was cut short due to fuel. RTB was initiated via 1st box at FL380. Science chose to loiter over convection within 1st box and repeated 30 deg bank turns, or the ‘Simone Spaghetti pattern’ for APR-2 with supporting sondes. Twenty-eight dropsondes in total were launched, with all providing data all the way to splash. All instrument teams but HAMSR reported satisfactory data acquisitions.
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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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