HU-25A Guardian - LaRC #524 04/02/21

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ACTIVATE In Situ Suite
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
3.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:04/02/21 08:32 Z Finish:04/02/21 12:02 Z
Flight Time:3.5 hours
Log Number:21F001PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:720 miles
Comments:Science flight for the HU-25 in support of ACTIVATE Campaign #3, conducted cooperatively with the UC-12. Departed Rwy26 to ECG climbing to 5k ft MSL for initial transit. Research profiles conducted from KLFI-ECG-OXANA-3245N/07145W-OXANA-ECG-KLFI. Winds were light (~20 knots) from the Northwest throughout the majority of flight altitudes with a scattered layer initially encountered at ~4-6 k FT MSL (around ECG), followed by more complex layers increasing in thickness approaching OXANA and extending out to the turn-point. Predominantly all cloudy-based modules conducted throughout the flight, ranging from 500 – 11,500 FT MSL. Some occasional light icing was encountered during cloud penetrations above the freezing level, and continuous light-chop turbulence was present at nearly all altitudes. Aircraft geolocation was within 10 nmi throughout the sortie, with a climbing 360 deg turn at OXANA during an ACT setup for timing adjustment and an extension beyond the turn-point (~10 nmi) during a minimum altitude run for geolocation compensation. All objectives were achieved and no system discrepancies were noted - pending post-flight data analysis. Pilots: Elder/Delaney QNCs: Crosbie/Winstead
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used58.7
Total Remaining141.3
21F001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/20/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science33197700
01/27/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science2.75.7194.3700
01/29/21ACTIVATE 21-050Science38.7191.3664
02/03/21ACTIVATE 21-051Science3.111.8188.2675
03/04/21ACTIVATE 21-052Science3.114.9185.1675
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.518.4181.6625
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.221.6178.4675
03/08/21ACTIVATE 21-055Science3.525.1174.9690
03/09/21ACTIVATE 21-056Science3.328.4171.6745
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.531.9168.1705
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.535.4164.6705
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience035.4164.60
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-058Science3.438.8161.2705
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience038.8161.20
03/23/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science3.442.2157.8705
03/25/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science2.544.7155.3607
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-060Science3.348152700
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-061Science3.751.7148.3800
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-062Science3.555.2144.8720
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.558.7141.3720

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