ER-2 #809 02/09/16

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Flight Number: 
16-9039
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C; AirMSPI-1
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2 hours
Comments: 
The objective for Flight 16-9039 was to fly over the methane leak in Porter Ranch, CA. The pilot flew six lines as planned. The pilot commented that the sky was “spotlessly clear”. Ground speed for the lines was typically 140 kts; altitude was at 29,000 ft. The pilot noted some roll in the autopilot which is typical flying at low altitude. The aircraft INS was acting-up starting with pre-flight checks – no GPS. Carl Sorenson sent an email early during the flight, that looking at his real-time housekeeping data, the LTN-2001 (the GPS receiver for the LTN-92) was not getting GPS, confirming what the pilot was seeing. The pilot therefore used his handheld Garmin and was able to hold the course line to plus or minus 0.1 deg. The AVIRIS-C rep confirmed that AVIRIS received good GPS data at the end of each run (line). The pilot was Williams.
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Date:02/09/16
Flight Time:2 hours
Log Number:162020PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Diane Wickland - NASA - SMD - ESD Terrestrial Ecology
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
142019152015162020172033
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS1130
Flight Hours Previously Approved 3.228.414.7
Total Used7.84.813.70.5
Total Remaining   14.2
172033 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
04/06/1717-9023Check0.50.514.2
162020 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/30/1516-9010Check1.91.926.5
10/30/1516-9012Science4.26.122.3
01/12/1616-9031Science3.29.319.1
01/14/1616-9035Science2.411.716.7
02/09/1616-9039Science213.714.7
152015 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
11/07/1415-6004Science3330.2
04/21/1515-9034Check1.84.828.4
142019 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/18/14 - 08/19/1414-9038Science7.87.83.2

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