ER-2 #806 06/20/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6044
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C and MASTER
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.3 hours
Comments: 
Took off at 1716 GMT; landing at 2232 GMT for a 5.3 hour mission. Instrument operations were nominal from the pilot’s perspective. Flew the Lake Tahoe Box first then the Soda Straw line. The pilot completed all of the lines. All Tahoe lines were sky clear except the north end of the last line where the pilot estimated 15% cloud cover – cumulus clouds were starting to develop. There was more haze in the sky than usual. The Soda Straw line was sky clear except the southern end where the pilot estimated 5% cloud cover. How the pilot set up the descent after completing the Soda Straw line saved between 0.2 and 0.3 flight hours. Flying the Lake Tahoe Box today was a good choice. Clouds/coastal fog were persistent in the Santa Barbara area which was not conducive for flying the SARP Santa Barbara box. Stu Broce was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:Palmdale, CATo:Palmdale, CA
Start:06/20/17 17:16 Z Finish:06/20/17 22:32 Z
Flight Time:5.3 hours
Log Number:172036PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Jack Kaye - NASA - SMD - ESD Director Research and Analysis
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The purpose of the sixth HyspIRI-CA flight was to fly the Lake Tahoe Box plus Soda Straw.
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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