DC-8 06/24/17

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Flight Number: 
1203
Payload Configuration: 
CPEX Payload: APR-2, DAWN, YES Dropsonde, HAMSR, MASC, MTHP
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Start:06/24/17 16:47 Z Finish:06/24/17 22:36 Z
Flight Time:5.8 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 #16 was flown to the Caribbean to the southwest of the Cayman Islands. Two areas of interest were targeted at 28k ft. Just after passing over Cuba, map data in Science Data system was lost for approx 1 hr creating a challenge is tracking current position for Science Team members. At the first area, N19 W82.5, a 60 nm Box pattern was flown targeting 2 areas of convection. After multiple passes, the decision was made to go to a new area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico at N25 W85 via the Yucatan Channel. A Box pattern was set up between 24.4N and 25N and 84W and 85.8W at FL300. A climb to FL390 was requested for eastbound leg in a effort to go over convection. After first box, building convection was targeted at 25N and 85.2W at FL410. Seven passes were made over convection before the cell stopped building. An RTB was initiated with a descent to FL200 for DAWN data and one last dropsonde. Ten dropsondes in total were launched with 9 reaching sea surface. All instrument teams reported satisfactory data acquisitions.
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CPEX science flight #15 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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