DC-8 08/25/14 - 08/26/14

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ASCENDS 2014 instruments
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
10.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:08/25/14 19:25 Z Finish:08/26/14 05:55 Z
Flight Time:10.5 hours
Log Number:148004PI:James Abshire
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Purpose of Flight CO2 & O2 LIDAR Development Flights – West Branch Iowa Aircraft Status Airworthy Sensor Status MFLL, CO2/O2 Sounder, LAS, AVOCET, Piccaro all operated. ARMAS flew as piggyback instrument under FR148006. Significant Issues None Accomplishments Takeoff at 237 19 25 Land at 238 05 55 Transit from KPMD to West Branch Iowa at FL350. Descending spiral over West Branch Iowa NOAA Tower. Fly ~ 150km legs box pattern around NOAA tower location at FL160, FL250, and FL370. Transition west at FL140 and FL360. Return to land KPMD. Planned events Fly 2nd ocean mission on 8/27.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS45
Total Used43.6
Total Remaining1.4
148004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/22/14 - 08/23/14140304Science817.627.4
08/25/14 - 08/26/14140305Science10.528.116.9
08/28/14 - 08/29/14140306Science4.132.212.8

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