DC-8 06/20/17

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Flight Number: 
1200
Payload Configuration: 
CPEX Payload: APR-2, DAWN, YES Dropsonde, HAMSR, MASC, MTHP
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Start:06/20/17 16:54 Z Finish:06/20/17 22:38 Z
Flight Time:5.7 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 #13 was flown to the Gulf of Mexico to target Invest 93L. An east to west ladder pattern with 7 deg east-west legs and 1.5 deg north-south legs. Approx. 1 hr after take-off, Invest 93L was upgraded to TS Cindy. The 1st east-west leg was extended 1 deg before turning southbound. After turn back east, Science identified N26, W90 as the Center of circulation for TS Cindy. One complete propeller pattern was flown around this point with multiple sondes dropped. At completion of pattern, climb to FL390 and head back to base. On transit back, we delayed at N25 20, W87 to fly convection as directed by on-board Science team, then RTB'd. Fifteen dropsondes in total were launched with all reaching sea surface. All instrument teams reported satisfactory data acquisitions.
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CPEX science flight #13 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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