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ER-2 #809 03/09/17

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Flight Number: 
17-9019
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-NG
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.4 hours
Comments: 
Took off late for a variety of reasons at 10:10 PST. Landed at 1533 for a 5.4 hour flight. Stu said the weather was perfect – the clearest over So Cal he has ever seen flying the ER-2 airplane. There was a little haze over the Central Valley and Santa Barbara. Stu said he could see individual cars through the scope flying at 17,500 feet. There was a little delay getting a successful AVIRIS-NG NAV INIT and getting out of the restricted airspace because of Air Traffic Control. All lines were successfully flown. The Q8 fail light is still intermittent. AVIRIS-NG appeared to be working nominally; data appears to be good. Stu Broce was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Start:03/09/17 18:10 Z Finish:03/09/17 23:33 Z
Flight Time:5.4 hours
Log Number:172038 - Completed as of this flight.PI:Riley Duren
Funding Source:Jack Kaye - NASA - SMD - ESD Director Research and Analysis
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Purpose: To conduct a low-altitude (17.5k feet) flight over Southern CA methane leak sites (Aliso Canyon and Torrence, CA).
Flight Hour Summary: 
172038
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS10
Total Used5.4
Total Remaining4.6
172038 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
03/09/1717-9019Science5.45.44.6

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