DC-8 06/23/17

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Flight Number: 
1202
Payload Configuration: 
CPEX Payload: APR-2, DAWN, YES Dropsonde, HAMSR, MASC, MTHP
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
4.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Start:06/23/17 16:52 Z Finish:06/23/17 21:38 Z
Flight Time:4.8 hours
Log Number:178011PI:Ramesh Kakar
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight #15 was flown to the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Bahamas. Three areas of interest were targeted at 20k ft. At the first area, N26 W75, a 40 nm Box pattern was flown over clear air with 1 sonde dropped in the middle of the diagonal leg. DAWN reported very good data. The 2nd area, N25.8, W72.7, another 40 nm box was flown over an area of convection. This box had 2 sonde drops, middle of southbound leg and middle of northbound leg. A repeat was done with the instructions to adjust legs as needed to keep area of convection inside the box. Four passes were made thru in and around the convection before repeating box 2. A repeat of the clear air box, box 1, was done then RTB was initiated. Seven dropsondes in total were launched with all 7 reaching sea surface. All instrument teams reported satisfactory data acquisitions.
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CPEX science flight #14 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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