DC-8 08/06/17

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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 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:08/06/17 15:41 Z Finish:08/06/17 22:38 Z
Flight Time:7 hours
Log Number:178007PI:James Abshire
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flight to west and southwest Alaska short of the peninsula. This was a very busy flight with seven spiral descents and missed approaches made at Fort Yukon, Bettles, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Platinum, McGrath, back to Fort Yukon and finally a spiral descent with a landing Fairbanks. Weather was very good for most of the flight. This was the final local science flight for ASCENDS 2017. The transit flight is August 7 with data acquisition en route.
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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