DC-8 08/19/15

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Flight Number: 
1043
Payload Configuration: 
HIWC (Honeywell RDR-4000, 102 TAT, PIP, 2D-S,ARIM-200, Bent-Nail TAT,BHS, CDP,IKP-2, WCM-2000 ), ARMAS (piggyback)
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KFLLTo:KFLL
Date:08/19/15
Flight Time:7.3 hours
Log Number:158014PI:Steven Harrah
Funding Source:Ron Colantonio - NASA - GRC Atmospheric Environment Safety Tech Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:5th HIWC Science Flight from KFLL. The flight was flown over the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana (with some lines extending into Texas and Mississippi). HIWC data were obtained at 29kft, 34kt, and 37kft. Both aircraft pitot systems "iced up" during the mission. On one occssion at FL340, we exited HIWC conditions to wait for the correct air data readings to return. The peak HIWC density observed was 2.2 g/m^3 which occurred when overflying a red cell greater than 5kft below us. In that case, the pitot associated with co-pilot airspeed failed due to icing for about 20 seconds. A total of 11 data runs were accomplished. The HIWC science instruments performed well throughout the mission. The aircraft returned in good shape, with the exception of one fuel level indicator. Maintenace will troublesoot the fuel indicator.
Flight Hour Summary: 
158014
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS80
Total Used87.3
Total Remaining-7.3
158014 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/06/151034Check1179
08/06/151035Check0.81.878.2
08/06/151036Pilot Proficiency1.12.977.1
08/07/151037Check2.25.174.9
08/10/151038Transit4.69.770.3
08/12/151039Science5.31565
08/13/151040Science4.619.660.4
08/14/151041Science5.625.254.8
08/16/151042Science7.232.447.6
08/19/151043Science7.339.740.3
08/21/151044Science7.146.833.2
08/23/151045Science8.455.224.8
08/26/151046Science9.86515
08/27/151047Science10755
08/28/151048Science7.882.8-2.8
08/30/151049Transit4.587.3-7.3

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