HU-25A Guardian - LaRC #524 03/09/21

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Flight Number: 
ACTIVATE 21-056
Payload Configuration: 
ACTIVATE In Situ Suite
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
3.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KLFITo:KLFI
Start:03/09/21 08:55 Z Finish:03/09/21 12:12 Z
Flight Time:3.3 hours
Log Number:21F001PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:745 miles
Comments:Science flight for the HU-25 in support of ACTIVATE Campaign #3, conducted cooperatively with the UC-12. Departed Rwy26 to FKN climbing to 9k ft MSL for wind calibration run setup. Conducted four runs (265/230/200/250 KIAS) while transiting from FKN-ECG, all with > 2min stable time (+/- 1 KIAS) and winds out of the northwest (~30 kts). Descended out of 9k ft MSL passing ECG, and worked clear air collection effort from 500 – 5500 ft MSL while transiting out to OXANA. Encountered a scattered layer at ~4200 ft MSL while transiting from OXANA to 3245N/07145W and back, conducting in/out of cloud collection in accordance with standard profile. Continued with clear air profile until reaching the coastline and then proceeded VFR 1000-1500 ft MSL from ECG to KLFI for a full stop landing, with a quick pass through a intercoastal grass-burning smoke plume. Geolocation was within ~25 nmi throughout flight duration and winds at lower altitudes were from the northwest <10 kts. All objectives were achieved and no system discrepancies were noted - pending post-flight data analysis. Pilots: Thorson/Delaney QNCs: Crosbie/Winstead
Flight Hour Summary: 
21F001
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used65.7
Total Remaining134.3
21F001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/20/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science33197700
01/27/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science2.75.7194.3700
01/29/21ACTIVATE 21-050Science38.7191.3664
02/03/21ACTIVATE 21-051Science3.111.8188.2675
03/04/21ACTIVATE 21-052Science3.114.9185.1675
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.518.4181.6625
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.221.6178.4675
03/08/21ACTIVATE 21-055Science3.525.1174.9690
03/09/21ACTIVATE 21-056Science3.328.4171.6745
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.531.9168.1705
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.535.4164.6705
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience035.4164.60
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-058Science3.438.8161.2705
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience038.8161.20
03/23/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science3.442.2157.8705
03/25/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science2.544.7155.3607
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-060Science3.348152700
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-061Science3.751.7148.3800
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-062Science3.555.2144.8720
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.558.7141.3720
05/15/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.562.2137.8722
05/18/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.565.7134.3715

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