ER-2 #806 01/29/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6015
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C, MASTER, HyTES
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2.6 hours
Comments: 
Comments: From Dean Neeley: “It was strange having the “world” (airfield) to ourselves.” The airfield managers agreed to open the airfield just for tonight’s ER-2 flight. The ground controllers got on-station 20 minutes early allowing Dean to start the engines early. Dean thanked Stu for telling him about taking off at night here at K-Bay – after takeoff, the pilot is in total blackness. Everything appeared to operate fine. The NAV init was normal. Dean hit every point that Jan Nystrom planned almost to the second. Timing worked great. Flew Line 8 then 3 volcano lines. Skipped repeat of line 8. Had a massive headwind on way home. About 30 miles out, descended into weather (rain and wind). Got bounced around the entire way around the pattern. Got a warning on the O2 gauge #1 during the descent. The gauge dropped to “-2”. Gauge #2 was reading +8. Dean assumed that gauge #1 was really the same as gauge #2 and believed that gauge #1 went bad. Sure enough, this appears to be the case. The crew does not have a spare here at K-Bay, so an O2 gauge had to be shipped from Palmdale. After the flight it was determined that MASTER failed to record data. There were no MASTER fail lights during the flight.
Flight Segments: 
From:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HITo:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
Start:01/29/17 06:59 Z Finish:01/29/17 09:37 Z
Flight Time:2.6 hours
Log Number:172032PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Woody Turner - NASA - SMD - ESD Biological Diversity
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Purpose: The 5th science mission of the campaign was a night flight to intersect an overflight of the NASA ASTER satellite at 10:36PM HST. In addition, the flight plan included flying Line 8 and the volcano lines.
Flight Hour Summary: 
162013172032
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS90
Flight Hours Previously Approved 90
Total Used065.3
Total Remaining 24.7
172032 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/17/17 - 01/18/1717-6010Transit6.86.883.2
01/19/1717-6011Science3.21080
01/26/1717-6012Science2.412.477.6
01/27/1717-6013Science2.114.575.5
01/27/1717-6014Science3.918.471.6
01/29/1717-6015Science2.62169
02/02/1717-6016Science3.524.565.5
02/03/17 - 02/04/1717-6017Science4.829.360.7
02/07/17 - 02/08/1717-6018Science2.131.458.6
02/08/1717-6019Science3.234.655.4
02/09/1717-6020Science3.638.251.8
02/10/1717-6021Science2.84149
02/12/1717-6022Science0.641.648.4
02/21/17 - 02/22/1717-6023Science546.643.4
02/22/1717-6024Science2.749.340.7
02/23/1717-6025Science352.337.7
02/24/1717-6026Science5.457.732.3
03/03/17 - 03/04/1717-6027Transit7.665.324.7

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