DC-8 11/11/11 - 11/12/11

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Flight Number: 
120122
Payload Configuration: 
DC-8 OIB Deployment - Chile 2011
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
11 hours
Comments: 
Take-off was delayed to allow forecasted weather over the data site to clear. The delay paid off with mostly clear skies over Thwaites Glacier. All objectives were met. And as a bonus, a leg was flown over the now famous Pine Island Rift at 10K ft. for ATM. The view was spectacular of both the rift and glacier edge under sunny skies. Predictions for full separation of the ice mass are anywhere from weeks to months. One airfield overflight was made for ATM calibration. All instruments operated well and the aircraft is ready for the next flight.
Flight Segments: 
From:Punta Arenas, ChileTo:Punta Arenas, Chile
Start:11/11/11 14:11 Z Finish:11/12/11 01:08 Z
Flight Time:11 hours
Log Number:128005PI:Michael Studinger
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
118008128005
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS356
Total Used0308.7
Total Remaining 47.3
128005 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/04/11120101Check2.72.7353.3
10/05/11120102Check3.66.3349.7
10/09/11 - 10/10/11120103Ferry10.416.7339.3
10/10/11120104Ferry3.320336
10/12/11120105Science11.931.9324.1
10/13/11120106Science11.243.1312.9
10/14/11120107Science11.554.6301.4
10/17/11120108Science11.566.1289.9
10/18/11120109Science1177.1278.9
10/20/11120110Science11.788.8267.2
10/21/11120111Science1199.8256.2
10/23/11120112Science11.8111.6244.4
10/24/11120113Science10.7122.3233.7
10/25/11120114Science11.5133.8222.2
10/26/11120115Science11.3145.1210.9
10/29/11120116Science11.6156.7199.3
10/30/11120117Science11.7168.4187.6
11/03/11120118Science11.7180.1175.9
11/04/11 - 11/05/11120119Science11.6191.7164.3
11/07/11120120Science12203.7152.3
11/09/11 - 11/10/11120121Science12.5216.2139.8
11/11/11 - 11/12/11120122Science11227.2128.8
11/12/11 - 11/13/11120123Science11.6238.8117.2
11/13/11120124Science11.2250106
11/14/11120125Science9.7259.796.3
11/16/11120126Science11.8271.584.5
11/17/11120127Science11.2282.773.3
11/19/11120128Science11.1293.862.2
11/22/11120131Ferry0.4294.261.8
11/22/11120129Ferry3.3297.558.5
11/22/11 - 11/23/11120130Ferry11.1308.647.4

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OIB - DC-8 11/11/11 Science Report

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