ER-2 #806 02/07/17 - 02/08/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6018
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C, MASTER, HyTES
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2.1 hours
Comments: 
The Kaneohe-Bay line over Coconut Island Oahu was priority. The pilot flew the line twice. The first time, the K-Bay line had cirrus clouds; the second time there were no cirrus but had cumulus clouds. The pilot couldn’t see Coconut Island - covered with clouds. Line 42 over Molokai was 25% clouds at Moby buoy. Approaching Maui there was too much cloud cover. Decided to RTB. Got two good lines. The airplane is good. The instruments performed as expected with no issues. Tim almost had to divert the landing to Honolulu. Crosswinds got out of limits less than an hour before landing. Fortunately, the wind direction switched more directly down the runway to make a safe landing. It was “sporty” looking landing. Tim Williams was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HITo:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
Start:02/07/17 23:17 Z Finish:02/08/17 01:25 Z
Flight Time:2.1 hours
Log Number:172032PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Woody Turner - NASA - SMD - ESD Biological Diversity
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The purpose of the 8th science mission of the campaign was a coral-day flight around Kauai, Molokai, and Oahu.
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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