ER-2 #806 06/15/16

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Flight Number: 
16-6027
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C and MASTER
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
3 hours
Comments: 
The ER-2 airplane flew the HyspIRI Ivanpah/Mountain Pass lines with the AVIRIC-C and MASTER instruments. The original flight plan was to also fly the Santa Barbara low-altitude SARP (28k foot) box. It was an early takeoff (8:30AM) to fly the Ivanpah lines at the required, lower sun angle. An 11AM weather call was made to determine if the ER-2 was to continue with the Santa Barbara box or RTB because of high winds at Palmdale. It was decided to RTB because winds at several Antelope Valley stations were already above ejection seat limits. During the flight debrief, Coach commented that there was blowing sand over the dry lakebed near Ivanpah; Mountain Pass was clear. Coach said he missed turning R2 on (MASTER on) until way point 29. Greg “Coach” Nelson was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Date:06/15/16
Flight Time:3 hours
Log Number:162034PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Jack Kaye - NASA - SMD - ESD Director Research and Analysis
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
162034172036
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS45
Flight Hours Previously Approved 9.9
Total Used35.146.6
Total Remaining -36.7
172036 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/07/1717-6039Science5.75.74.2
06/09/1717-6040Science3.18.81.1
06/12/17 - 06/13/1717-6041Science7.616.4-6.5
06/13/1717-6042Science6.623-13.1
06/14/1717-6043Science5.828.8-18.9
06/20/1717-6044Science5.334.1-24.2
06/22/1717-6045Science5.239.3-29.4
06/28/1717-6047Science7.346.6-36.7
162034 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/09/1616-6026Science4.74.740.3
06/15/1616-6027Science37.737.3
06/16/1616-6028Science7.615.329.7
06/17/1616-6029Science5.120.424.6
06/20/1616-6030Science6.62718
06/21/1616-6031Science8.135.19.9

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