DC-8 01/26/12 - 01/27/12

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Flight Number: 
120206
Payload Configuration: 
DC-8 GCPEX 2012
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
6.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KBGRTo:KBGR
Start:01/26/12 23:51 Z Finish:01/27/12 06:15 Z
Flight Time:6.3 hours
Log Number:128002PI:Mathew Schwaller
Funding Source:Mathew Schwaller - NASA - SMD - ESD GPM Program Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Third science flight. Objective was the collection of precipitation bands directly over the CARE site. This was a night flight with arrival over the site at approx 0100 UTC. An half dozen attempts at flying figure 4 patterns were thwarted by very high winds aloft ranging from 140 to 173 Kts making it impossible to stay within the A-1 airspace block. Changing to north-south dogbones improved data collection. Most precip appeared to be freezing rain. Approx. 35 passes were made over CARE.
Flight Hour Summary: 
128002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS80
Total Used79.7
Total Remaining0.3
128002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/10/12120201Check2278
01/11/12120202Check2.84.875.2
01/17/12120203Ferry4.79.570.5
01/19/12120204Science5.114.665.4
01/21/12120205Science3.618.261.8
01/26/12 - 01/27/12120206Science6.324.555.5
01/28/12120207Science5.129.650.4
01/30/12 - 01/31/12120208Science5.635.244.8
02/04/12120209Science3.338.541.5
02/07/12120210Science3.842.337.7
02/12/12120211Science7.349.630.4
02/12/12 - 02/13/12120212Science3.653.226.8
02/16/12120213Science4.85822
02/20/12120214Science46218
02/21/12120215Science56713
02/24/12120216Science6.873.86.2
02/25/12120217Ferry5.979.70.3

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