Other: Airtec BT-67 12/02/17 Science Report

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Other: Airtec BT-67
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Land Ice – Ross Flowlines / McMurdo

Today we flew the medium priority mission Ross Flowlines. This mission flies flowlines of the Beardmore and Nimrod Glaciers, from the bases of each glacier (these connect directly to the centerlines flown in other missions) to the Ross ice front. 
Weather in the Transantarctics and elsewhere prevented us from attempting any remaining baseline or high priority missions. However, good flying conditions over the Ross Iceshelf allowed us to complete this medium priority mission.
Generally light winds with some higher winds near the Transantarctics prevailed throughout the flight. Clear sky and unlimited visibility, temperatures were -7 C at take off warming to as high as -2 C during the flight.
KU radar and UAF lidar performed well throughout the flight, no issues.
Tomorrow the runway is closed, so no operations and a day off for our hard charging crew. Mechanics will be working hard however, keeping things shipshape, many thanks to them!

Related Flight Report: 

Other: Airtec BT-67 12/01/17 - 12/02/17

Flight Number: 
OIB-Basler Science Flight #3
Payload Configuration: 
OIB Basler Antarctica 17
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
8 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:12/01/17 19:30 Z Finish:12/02/17 03:28 Z
Flight Time:8 hours
Log Number:18M008PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS180
Total Used113.9
Total Remaining66.1
18M008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
11/11/17 - 11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #1bTransit6.36.3173.7
11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit4.610.9169.1
11/12/17 - 11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit6.217.1162.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit724.1155.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit3.427.5152.5
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit734.5145.5
11/16/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit4.839.3140.7
11/17/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit7.646.9133.1
11/17/17 - 11/18/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit4.251.1128.9
11/26/17 - 11/27/17OIB-Basler Test FlightCheck2.954126
11/27/17OIB-Basler Mx FlightMaintenance0.854.8125.2
11/28/17 - 11/29/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #1Science6.361.1118.9
11/30/17 - 12/01/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #2Science7.568.6111.4
12/01/17 - 12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #3Science876.6103.4
12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #4Science6.382.997.1
12/02/17 - 12/03/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #5Science6.589.490.6
12/03/17 - 12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #6Science8.297.682.4
12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #7Science5.9103.576.5
12/04/17 - 12/05/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #8Science4.510872
12/06/17 - 12/07/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #9Science5.9113.966.1

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