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ORACLES - P-3 Orion - WFF 10/23/18 Science Report

Survey flight going west along 5S, preceeded by high-altitude leg along 5E. Square spiral at 3W, 5S, followed by 3 cloudy boundary layer samples, all west of 5E, on the way back. Persistent aerosol layer at 6-7 kft, with overall low aerosol loading (max aod ~0.2). Low clouds extended to north of 5S, were typically precipitating. Boundary layer only very mildly polluted. In 2nd BL, a double-layered stratocumulus cloud had higher Nd in the lower layer compared to the upper layer. APR had a good day, with data gathered at all 3 frequencies.

ORACLES 10/25/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Thursday, Oct 25th – Transit Flight
All times in Local time
 
Transit:
0430 Hotel Limited Breakfast
0530 Weather Briefing
0530 – Dan takes Ground Crew 
0600 – Shuttle takes Pilots, FE’s and early Science people to Airport Tower Entrance
0630 – Shuttle takes Science Transit Flyers to Airport Tower Entrance
0700 – Susan delivers passports and collects airport badges and vests
0715 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport to watch take-off
0730 Doors Close 
0800 P-3 take-off 
 

ORACLES 10/24/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Wed, Oct 24th – Pack Day
All times in Local time
 
Last day to Pack
·      Commercial Flyers– ask for late checkout (no charge to NASA). Finalize and pay bill at hotel and pay cash for any incidentals afterwards.

ORACLES 10/23/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Tue, Oct 23rd POD – Fly Day
All times in Local time
 
Begin organizing your shipments – Sommer arrives Tuesday night
 
Science Flight #PRF13Y18
0430 Hotel Limited Breakfast
0530 Weather Briefing
0545 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport 
0630 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0715 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport (to view takeoff)
0730 Doors Close 
0800 P-3 take-off - 8 hour flight
0815 Shuttle: Airport to Hotel
1000 Aerosol forecasts (short meeting)

Woo hoo! My final ORACLES flight!

Another great flight. They're all great.

I Love ORACLES flights. Flight #12.

Mario got to fly! Flight #12

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