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FIREX-AQ 09/05/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Thursday, 9/6 Accomplishments:
Transit flight from Salina to Palmdale, A/C landed at 16:10

Friday, 9/7 Plans:
08:00-12:00    A/C access

FIREX-AQ 09/04/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Thursday, 9/5 Plans
09:30     A/C access
11:00     Preflight briefing
12:00     A/C door closed
12:30     Take-off (6 hr. flight) for transit to Palmdale
 
The plane will be towed into the hangar upon landing. There will be a lapse in power lasting 6-10 minutes.
Power/access will be provided in the hangar as needed.
 
Friday, 9/6, Plans – Palmdale
07:00     A/C access (w/ power)
11:00     A/C access ends
 
Other

FIREX-AQ 09/03/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Wednesday, 9/4 Plans
08:00     A/C access
13:00     All shipment items to the staging area
16:00     A/C access ends
16:00     Science meeting
 
Thursday, 9/5 Plans
09:30     A/C access
11:00     Preflight briefing
12:00     A/C door closed
12:30     Take-off (6 hr. flight)
 
The plane will be towed into the hangar upon landing. There will be a lapse in power lasting 6-10 minutes.
Power/access will be provided in the hangar as needed.
 

FIREX-AQ 09/02/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Monday, 9/2 Accomplishments
A/C and instrument maintenance
Packing has begun – thank you!
 
Tuesday, 9/3 Plans
08:00     A/C access
09:30     Preflight briefing
10:30     A/C door closed
11:00     Take-off (8 hr. flight)
 
Wednesday, 9/4 Plans
08:00     A/C access
11:00     Forecast meeting
13:00     All shipment items to the staging area
16:00     Science meeting

FIREX-AQ 08/31/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Saturday, 8/31 Accomplishments:
6th Salina Science Flight (20th) overall
  
Sunday, 9/1 Plans:
Hard Down Day
No forecast meeting
 
Monday, 9/2 Plans:
08:00     A/C Maintenance and No-power A/C access
10:00     Powered A/C access
11:00     Forecast/Flight Planning meeting
18:00     A/C closed
 
Monday is PACK DAY.

FIREX-AQ 08/30/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Friday, 8/30 Accomplishments:
5th Salina Science Flight (19th) overall
 
Saturday, 8/31 Plans:
09:30     A/C access
10:00     Forecast meeting (for today’s flight)
11:00     Preflight briefing
12:00     A/C door closed
12:30     Take-off (max. 7 hr. flight)
 
Sunday, 9/1 Plans:
Hard Down Day
No Forecast meeting

FIREX-AQ 08/29/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Thursday, 8/29 Accomplishments:
4th Salina Science Flight (18th) overall
 
Friday, 8/30 Plans:
07:00     A/C access
08:30     Preflight briefing
09:30     A/C door closed
10:00     Take-off (max. 9 hr. flight)
10:00     Forecasting/Flight Planning meeting
 
 

FIREX-AQ 08/28/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Outlook: Nearby grass fires on Thursday; southeastern fires on Friday.
 
Wednesday, 8/28 Accomplishments:
A/C and instrument maintenance
Flight Planning Meeting
Science Meeting
 
Thursday, 8/29 Plans:
09:00     A/C access
10:00     Forecasting/Flight Planning meeting
10:30     Preflight briefing
11:30     A/C door closed
12:00     Take-off (max. 7 hr. flight)
 

FIREX-AQ 08/27/19 Mission Daily Schedule

Tuesday, 8/27 Accomplishments:
A/C and instrument maintenance
Flight Planning Meeting
Science Meeting
Discussion of next week’s schedule
 
Wednesday, 8/28 Plans:
Maintenance day
08:00     A/C access
11:00     Flight Planning Meeting
16:00     A/C access ends
                Science Meeting

Cloud, Aerosol, and Refractive Index Experiment

CARE consists of three instruments: an Optical Particle AnaLyzer (OPAL), a second generation Cloud, Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer (CAPS), and a Precipitation Imaging Probe (PIP). CARE detects the size distributions of aerosol and cloud particles in the size range between 0.5 µm and 6.2 mm, provides information about particle shape and cloud phase, and allows the retrieval of refractive index of single particles in the size range between ~0.5 and 2 µm.

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