B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 04/02/21

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Flight Number: 
Activate Flight 51 (Researcher #60) (Update each flight)
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Total Flight Time: 
4.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:04/02/21 17:25 Z Finish:04/02/21 21:07 Z
Flight Time:4.7 hours
Log Number:21B005PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:710 miles
Comments:Science flight for the UC-12 in support of ACTIVATE Campaign #3, conducted cooperatively with the HU-25. Departed Rwy26 to ECG climbing to 4k ft MSL, followed by left turn to climb to FL270. Research profiles conducted from KLFI-ECG-OXANA-3245N/07145W-OXANA-ECG-KLFI. Winds at altitude varied, but were generally 80-100 from the SSW, so primarily a crosswind during overwater portions, with lighter winds observed near the coast. UC-12 remained clear of clouds for the entire flight, except for a short transit near clouds at about 5,000 ft during the RTB portion just past KECG. HU-25 was generally within 10 nm during the sortie, and HU-25 performed all turns to keep the aircraft near each other due to the higher TAS of the HU-25. All objectives were achieved except for the RNP. The RNP was degraded and not functioning for most of the flight, and chat did not function for the majority of the flight. QNC attempted to troubleshoot the system, but was unable to fix the RNP. Pending post-flight data analysis, problems will be determined and the quality of the additional data will be analyzed. 8-9 dropsondes were released during the flight. Pilots: Jamison/Sandeen QNCs: Seaman
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used69.5
Total Remaining130.5
21B005 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/20/21Activate Flight 33Science33197600
01/29/21Activate Flight 34Science36194700
02/03/21Activate Flight 35Science3.39.3190.7700
02/10/21Activate Flight 36Science3.713187670
02/20/21Activate Flight 37 (Researcher #46)Science3.316.3183.7600
02/21/21Activate Flight 38 (Researcher #47)Science420.3179.7650
03/04/21Activate Flight 39 (Researcher #48)Science3.123.4176.6620
03/05/21Activate Flight 40 (Researcher #49)Science3.526.9173.1706
03/05/21Activate Flight 41(Researcher #50)Science3.330.2169.8650
03/08/21Activate Flight 42(Researcher #51)Science3.333.5166.5680
03/09/21Activate Flight 43(Researcher #52)Science3.436.9163.1708
03/12/21Activate Flight 44/45(Researcher #53/54)Science3.440.3159.7700
03/12/21Activate Flight 44/45(Researcher #53/54)Science3.543.8156.2700
03/20/21Activate Flight 46 (Researcher #55)Science3.447.2152.8705
03/23/21Activate Flight 47 (Researcher #56)Science4.151.3148.7704
03/29/21Activate Flight 48 (Researcher #57) (Update each flight)Science3.955.2144.8767
03/30/21Activate Flight 49 (Researcher #58) (Update each flight)Science3.458.6141.4712
03/30/21Activate Flight 50 (Researcher #59) (Update each flight)Science3.662.2137.8797
04/02/21Activate Flight 51 (Researcher #60) (Update each flight)Science2.664.8135.2710
04/02/21Activate Flight 51 (Researcher #60) (Update each flight)Science4.769.5130.5710

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