P-3 Orion 11/17/13 - 11/18/13

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Flight Number: 
McMurdo Check Flight
Payload Configuration: 
Operation IceBridge
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
4.3 hours
Comments: 
Note that the time is not being calculated correctly. The actual flight length was 04:17.
Flight Segments: 
From:NZIRTo:NZIR
Start:11/17/13 20:38 Z Finish:11/18/13 00:55 Z
Flight Time:4.3 hours
Log Number:14P003PI:Michael Studinger
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:Flight crew flew low approaches at MZS Italian station (alternate site). Also completed 3 additional takeoffs and landings, giving each PIC an opportunity to practice. Runway conditions were reported as good. During initial taxi, crew identified a bleed air issue starting up engine #4 at the pits; the crew repaired the issue and the P3 took off – this repair was very fast. P-3 flight crew did a fantastic job during this check flight.
Flight Hour Summary: 
14P003
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS230
Total Used128.2
Total Remaining101.8
14P003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
11/06/13OIB ECFCheck1.51.5228.5
11/08/13OIB PCF #1Check3.14.6225.4
11/08/13OIB PCF #2Check3.78.3221.7
11/11/131711Transit7.415.7214.3
11/12/13 - 11/13/131715Transit8.824.5205.5
11/13/13 - 11/14/131716Transit8.132.6197.4
11/14/13 - 11/15/131717Transit6.839.4190.6
11/15/13 - 11/16/131718Transit6.746.1183.9
11/17/13 - 11/18/13McMurdo Check FlightCheck4.350.4179.6
11/18/13 - 11/19/13Science Flight #1: TAM WestScience7.858.2171.8
11/19/13 - 11/20/13Science Flight #2: Victoria 01Science8.366.5163.5
11/20/13 - 11/21/13Science Flight #3: Sea Ice Ross FluxgateScience7.373.8156.2
11/25/13 - 11/26/13Science Flight #4: Siple Coast 03Science8.782.5147.5
11/26/13 - 11/27/13Science Flight #5: Dome C: VostokScience8.290.7139.3
11/27/13 - 11/28/13Transit #1: NZIR-NZCHTransit8.899.5130.5
11/28/13 - 11/29/13Transit #2: NZCH-NSTUTransit6.3105.8124.2
11/29/13 - 11/30/13Transit #3: NSTU-HawaiiTransit7.4113.2116.8
12/01/13Transit #3: Hawaii - Mountain View, CATransit7.1120.3109.7
12/02/13Transit #3: California - WFFTransit6.5126.8103.2
12/11/13ATM Post Mission Cal FlightCheck1.4128.2101.8

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