ER-2 #806 03/03/17 - 03/04/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6027
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C, MASTER, HyTES
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.6 hours
Comments: 
Takeoff at 1846Z; Landing at 0222Z for a 7.6 hour flight. The final flight of the HyspIRI Tropics deployment flew a 28k-ft calibration line over K-Bay and Coconut Island (cloud free), a couple of volcano lines over the Big Island (25%-30% cloud coverage), then flew home to Palmdale, CA. During the calibration line, Greg said that the ER-2 was flying at about 25 deg crab angle because of the cross-winds. For the west volcano line Greg couldn’t hold 170 knot ground speed because of a 60-70 knot tailwind – couldn’t get slower than 220 knots. For the east volcano line Greg was able to hold 170 knots. Greg (Coach) Nelson was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HITo:Palmdale, CA
Start:03/03/17 18:46 Z Finish:03/04/17 02:22 Z
Flight Time:7.6 hours
Log Number:172032 - Completed as of this flight.PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Woody Turner - NASA - SMD - ESD Biological Diversity
Purpose of Flight:Transit
Comments:Purpose: The final flight (#17) of the HyspIRI Tropics deployment will fly a calibration line over Kaneohe Bay/Coconut Island, a couple of volcano lines over the Big Island, then fly home to Palmdale, CA
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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