Cessna 206H 05/23/12

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Flight Number: 
G-LiHT 12-01 C-206
Payload Configuration: 
G-LiHT 2012 C-206
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:Langley AFB, VATo:Salisbury, MD
Start:05/23/12 14:20 Z Finish:05/23/12 18:07 Z
Flight Time:3.8 hours
Log Number:12C002PI:Bruce Cook
Funding Source:Bruce Fisher - NASA - SMD - ESD LARC Chief Engineer, Research Services Directorate
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Goddard's LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager was installed on LaRC's C-206. An instrument check, boresight alignment and science data collection flight was performed over Gloucester, VA and Eastern Shore, MD on 23 May 2012 providing useful structural, spectral, and thermal data in forests during springtime “leaf-on conditions” which will be compared with previously flown flight tracks from other seasons. The Gloucester Point boresight alignment consisted of 8 intersecting, perpendicular lines. The Eastern Shore activity consisted of 6 parallel lines in Eastern Shore South-A, 9 parallel lines in Eastern Shore South-B, and 8 parallel lines in Eastern Shore Central work areas. The aircraft then flew to Salisbury for refueling for the next mission.
From:Salisbury, MDTo:Langley AFB, VA
Start:05/23/12 15:22 Z Finish:05/23/12 18:38 Z
Flight Time:3.3 hours
Log Number:12C002PI:Bruce Cook
Funding Source:Bruce Fisher - NASA - SMD - ESD LARC Chief Engineer, Research Services Directorate
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Goddard's LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager was installed on LaRC's C-206. A science data collection flight was performed over the remaining set of 30 lines at Eastern Shore North on 23 May 2012 providing useful structural, spectral, and thermal data in forests during springtime “leaf-on conditions” which will be compared with previously flown flight tracks from other seasons. After completing 15-16 lines, the crew noticed the G-LiHT instrument navigation solution was incorrect. Approximately 30 min was used to troubleshoot, shut down and realign the system. After a full shutdown, the system returned to nominal performance. After repeating two lines that were suspect and flying 8 more lines, enough data was collected to complete lines 1-22. The remaining lines will be added to GSFC’s list of lines to accomplish during the remaining spring campaign and prioritized accordingly. GSFC’s quick look of the data indicated that all data collected are valid. The flights were deemed successful and the instrument remains on the aircraft. Further G-LiHT flight operations are scheduled in Jun to complete the 8 missing flight lines and deployment to New England with the C-206 wing mounted configuration.
Flight Hour Summary: 
12C002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS40
Total Used76.6
Total Remaining-36.6
12C002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/23/12G-LiHT 12-01 C-206Science3.83.836.2
05/23/12G-LiHT 12-01 C-206Science3.37.132.9
06/04/12G-LiHT 12-02 C206Ferry3.410.529.5
06/04/12G-LiHT 12-02 C206Ferry0.110.629.4
06/04/12G-LiHT 12-02 C206Ferry2.913.526.5
06/04/12 - 06/05/12G-LiHT 12-02 C206Ferry215.524.5
06/05/12G-LiHT 12-003 C206Science4.820.319.7
06/06/12G-LiHT 12-004 C206Science5.125.414.6
06/06/12G-LiHT 12-004 C206Science0.62614
06/07/12G-LiHT 12-005 C206Science2.728.711.3
06/07/12G-LiHT 12-005 C206Science2.631.38.7
06/08/12G-LiHT 12-006 C206HFerry3.334.65.4
06/08/12G-LiHT 12-006 C206HScience2.336.93.1
06/08/12G-LiHT 12-006 C206HFerry2.639.50.5
06/19/12G-LiHT 12-007 C206HFerry3.543-3
06/19/12G-LiHT 12-007 C206HScience245-5
06/20/12G-LiHT 12-008 C206HScience3.148.1-8.1
06/20/12G-LiHT 12-008 C206HScience4.252.3-12.3
06/21/12G-LiHT 12-009 C206HScience4.256.5-16.5
06/21/12G-LiHT 12-009 C206HScience3.860.3-20.3
06/22/12G-LiHT 12-010 C206HScience2.462.7-22.7
06/22/12G-LiHT 12-010 C206HScience3.165.8-25.8
06/27/12G-LiHT 12-011 C206HScience3.669.4-29.4
06/27/12G-LiHT 12-011 C206HScience3.472.8-32.8
06/28/12G-LiHT 12-012 C206HScience3.876.6-36.6

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