WISM - Other: Twin Otter International 02/09/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Twin Otter International
Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Mission: 
WISM
Mission Location: 
Grand Junction, CO
Mission Summary: 

Sixth flight for the WISM instrument of this campaign.  Flight was conducted around the Grand Junction airport and over the Grand Mesa. Kerry Speed, Tim Durham and Quenton Bonds flew. Pilots were Thomas Sommerville and Ross Rice.  Sky was mostly clear with a few scattered clouds. The aircraft flew at 5000 ft above ground level. 

Flight plan was for science flights over the Grand Mesa and included flight tracks over the airport to pass over the corner reflectors going to and returning from the Grand Mesa. The radiometer worked well. The radar worked well except a computer hang partway through the flight caused the loss of one channel. The flight plan was completed except the final overpass of the corner reflectors at the airport.

Related Flight Report: 

Other: Twin Otter International 02/08/17

Flight Number: 
5
Payload Configuration: 
WISM
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
0.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:GJTTo:GJT
Start:02/08/17 15:00 Z Finish:02/08/17 15:30 Z
Flight Time:0.5 hours
Log Number:17M014PI:Lora Koenig
Funding Source:Parminder Ghuman - NASA - SMD - ESD ESTO - IIP Program Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Flight plan was for science flights over the Grand Mesa and included flight tracks over the airport to pass over the corner reflectors going to and returning from the Grand Mesa. The flight was terminated during the first pass over the airport due to a malfunction of the radar.
Flight Hour Summary: 
16M03817M014
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS12
Total Used07.3
Total Remaining 4.7
17M014 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
02/03/171Science0.80.811.2
02/05/172Science0.81.610.4
02/05/173Science0.72.39.7
02/06/174Science0.83.18.9
02/08/175Science0.53.68.4
02/09/176Science1.95.56.5
02/10/177Science1.87.34.7

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