DC-8 07/31/17 - 08/01/17

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ASCENDS Payload: CO₂ Sounder, Picarro, ACES, AVOCET, DACOM, DLH, DLH-X, CO₂ 7000
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
7.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:07/31/17 23:42 Z Finish:08/01/17 07:38 Z
Flight Time:7.9 hours
Log Number:178007PI:James Abshire
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight over northwestern Canada and Beaufort Sea. Sky conditions were difficult with several thin layers of cloud. Most of the flight was conducted at altitudes between 24,000 to 28,000 feet trying to avoid being in a cloud layer. Thankfully the airports chosen for spiral descents were mostly clear. Spirals were flown over Inuvik (twice), Norman Wells, Ft. Simpson, Yellowknife, and Deadhorse.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS60
Total Used56.1
Total Remaining3.9
178007 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/20/17 - 07/21/171208Science4.35.254.8
07/21/17 - 07/22/171209Science5.610.849.2
07/27/17 - 07/28/171211Transit9.420.239.8
07/31/17 - 08/01/171212Science7.928.131.9
08/08/17 - 08/09/171216Transit8.356.13.9

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