2019-07-19

Friday, 7/19, Accomplishments
Instruments performed maintenance, improvements, checks.
Teams packed and moved equipment to the staging area.
GSE flatbed was loaded.
 
Saturday, 7/20, Plans
0700 A/C Access
Pack equipment
1600 A/C Access ends
 
Sunday, 7/21, Plans
Hard Down Day
Truck (science) departs
 
Monday transit, 7/22, Plans
0730 A/C Access
0800 Egress Training N131B
1100 takeoff, ~7.5 hr flight
1930 landing Boise (local time)
 
Those without PIV credentials will *not* be processed on arrival. That must be done when you return to the base on the 23rdIf you are not involved in the Media Day activities do not arrive at the Pass and ID Office before 09:00 on the 23rd unless it is absolutely necessary.
 
Tuesday, 7/23, Plans
Media Day in Boise
Truck (science) arrives
 
Other:
For packing/shipping questions, contact Andrew Thompson at (650)455-4964.
All equipment must be brought to the staging area by 4 pm. Earlier is better.
Flyers: bring luggage to DC8 on Monday at 8:00 am (latest) and place it on the pallet on the forklift in the hangar.
 
We made a 2nd WhatsApp group for communications that are less directly related to FIREX flight activities: FIREX (Etc.)  Use this chat for your more casual topics. Join at:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/IJQJPTP8N16I4ee8IrJRYs
 

2019-07-17

Wednesday, 7/17, Accomplishments
0800 SARP Flight #1 (LA Basin, TCCON)
1330 SARP Flight #2 (DMS, LA Basin)
 
Thursday, 7/18, Plans
0630 A/C Access (after the plane is turned)
0800 Egress Training room N131B
1130 Pre Flight Meeting room S111 – the lab
1230 Doors Close
1300 Test Flight #2 Takeoff ~ 5 hours duration
1800 landing
1900 A/C Access ends – ~1 hr post flight access (prof flight at 2000)
 
Friday, 7/19, Plans
0700 A/C Access
Pack equipment
1600 A/C Access ends
 
Saturday, 7/20, Plans
0700 A/C Access
Pack equipment
1600 A/C Access ends
 
Sunday, 7/21, Plans
Hard Down Day
Truck (science) departs
 
Monday transit, 7/22, Plans
0800 A/C Access
1100 takeoff, ~7.5 hr flight
1930 landing Boise (local time)
 
Tuesday, 7/23, Plans
Media Day in Boise
Truck (science) arrives
 
Other:
For packing/shipping questions, contact Andrew Thompson at (650)455-4964.
Place your hazmats in the staging area of the hangar by noon Thursday.
If you have any equipment packed and ready, bring it to the staging area.
Non-flyers: you can bring luggage to DC8 Friday to be carried on transit (if you want to travel light commercially).
Flyers: bring luggage to DC8 on Monday (can also bring bags Friday if you like).
When the aircraft has power, please walk a perimeter/wide path to the aircraft. Walk around it, not under it.
When the pilots are on the aircraft, especially nearing ‘doors close’ time, stay wide, but walk in front of the plane (not behind).
DC-8 is now a nut-and-nut-product-free zone.
 

2019-07-16

Tuesday, 7/16, Accomplishments
SARP Flight #3 takeoff 1209, landing 1640 (Central Valley, Wineries, TCCON)
There were some instrument issues, but overall, better than Monday.
Nose tire replacement is scheduled for tonight, in hangar.
 
Wednesday, 7/17, Plans
0545 A/C Access (must take the A/C outside, takes longer than turnaround)
0630 Pre-Flight Meeting for both flights. In the SARP room, S211.
0730 Doors Close
0800 SARP Flight #1 takeoff (LA Basin, TCCON) ~ 3:15 duration
1115 landing
Instruments will have power between flights.
1330 SARP Flight #2 (DMS, LA Basin) ~ 4 hours duration
1730 landing
1930 A/C Access ends
 
Thursday, 7/18, Plans
0630 A/C Access (after the plane is turned)
1230 Pre Flight Meeting room S111
1330 Doors Close
1400 Test Flight #2 Takeoff ~ 4 hours duration
1800 landing
1900 A/C Access ends – ~1 hr post flight access (prof flight at 2000)
 
Friday, 7/19, Plans
0700 A/C Access
Pack equipment
1600 A/C Access ends
 
Saturday, 7/20, Plans
0700 A/C Access
Pack equipment
1600 A/C Access ends
 
Sunday, 7/21, Plans
Hard Down Day
Truck (science) departs
 
Monday transit, 7/22, Plans
0800 A/C Access
1100 takeoff, ~7.5 hr flight
1830 landing Boise (1930 Mtn time)
 
Tuesday, 7/23, Plans
Media Day in Boise
Truck (science) arrives
 
Other:
When the aircraft has power, please walk a perimeter/wide path to the aircraft. Walk around it, not under it.
When the pilots are on the aircraft, especially nearing ‘doors close’ time, stay wide, but walk in front of the plane (not behind).
For packing/shipping questions, contact Andrew (Drew) Thompson at (650)495-2050.
See a separate email about shipping prep.
Non-flyers: you can bring luggage to DC8 Friday for transit (if you want to travel light commercially).
Flyers: bring luggage to DC8 on Monday (can also bring bags Friday if you like).
DC-8 is now a nut-and-nut-product-free zone.

2019-07-15

Monday, 7/15, Accomplishments
Test Flight #1 takeoff 1422 local; landing 1752
Some instrument issues.
Prof flight planned for 2000
 
Tuesday, 7/16, Plans
0630 A/C Access (after the plane is turned)
0800 Egress Training, room N131B (the room is labeled)
1030 Pre-Flight Meeting – all flyers attend. In the SARP room, S211.
1130 Doors Close
1200 SARP Flight #3 takeoff (Central Valley, Wineries, TCCON)
1700 landing
1930 A/C access ends
 
Wednesday, 7/17, Plans
0530 A/C Access (after the plane is turned)
0630 Pre-Flight Meeting for both flights. In the SARP room, S211.
0730 Doors Close
0800 SARP Flight #1 takeoff (LA Basin, TCCON) ~ 3 hours duration
1100 landing
Instruments will have power between flights.
1300 SARP Flight #2 (DMS, LA Basin) ~ 4 hours duration
1700 landing
1930 A/C Access ends
 
Thursday, 7/18, Plans
0630 A/C Access (after the plane is turned)
1230 Pre Flight Meeting room S111
1330 Doors Close
1400 Test Flight #2 Takeoff ~ 4 hours duration
1800 landing
1900 A/C Access ends (prof flight at 2000)
 
Friday, 7/19, Plans
0630 A/C Access
Pack 
1830 A/C Access ends
 
Saturday, 7/20, Plans
Pack
Access likely, TBD
 
Sunday, 7/21, Plans
Hard Down Day
 
Other:
Pre-Flight meetings are generally 90 minutes before takeoff.
See the X-chat configuration notes sent today, to configure your phone for chat.
DC-8 is now a nut-and-nut-product-free zone. 
 
Photos uploaded to the web site later (instead of attached) today
 
Bernie Luna
650 417 8810

2019-07-13

Saturday, 7/13, Accomplishments
On A/C work continued.  
 
Sunday, 7/14, Plans
No A/C access
Electrical work complete.
Lab will be accessible.
 
Monday, 7/15, Plans
No change from the July 10 communication
0600 A/C access
0900 Egress Training
1400 Test Flight #1

Teams present: CARE, CU HRAMS2, DACOM/DLH, DIAL, TOGA, LARGE, LINeph, NOAA PTR-ToF-MS, PTR-MS, Data, DC-8

2019-07-12

Friday, 7/11, Accomplishments
People successfully navigated their way to the aircraft!
On A/C work continued
Dave Jordan departs

Saturday, 7/12, Plans
Electrical power in hangar will probably still be off.
A/C access via the same route as Friday (Go through
VCC, enter hangar via pedestrian door on southeast
corner, walk into hangar and then to A/C)
Bernadette Luna arrives
07:00    A/C access begins
14:00    A/C access ends

The A/C is currently under weight control so the weight of any equipment brought on
or taken off of the A/C needs to be recorded on the “Weight Control Log” on the wall
on the left just inside the A/C door.

2019-07-12

Friday, 7/11, Accomplishments
People successfully navigated their way to the aircraft!
On A/C work continued
Dave Jordan departs

Saturday, 7/12, Plans
Electrical power in hangar will probably still be off.
A/C access via the same route as Friday (Go through
VCC, enter hangar via pedestrian door on southeast
corner, walk into hangar and then to A/C)
Bernadette Luna arrives
07:00    A/C access begins
14:00    A/C access ends

The A/C is currently under weight control so the weight of any equipment brought on
or taken off of the A/C needs to be recorded on the “Weight Control Log” on the wall
on the left just inside the A/C door.

2019-07-11

Thursday, 7/11, Accomplishments
On A/C instrument work
Staged equipment by northeast hangar roll-up door

Friday, 7/12, Plans
07:00    A/C access outside
Go through Visitor Control Center
Go to hangar access door in southeast corner
Enter hangar and exit hangar through roll-up door 
Immediately on the right in southeast corner
14:00    A/C access ends

2019-07-10

Wednesday, 7/10 Accomplishments:
On a/c instrument work

Thursday, 7/11 Plans:
06:00    A/C access (outside)
09:00    Egress training (N-131)
15:30    A/C access ends
Stage equipment needed Friday and Saturday next to
roll-up door on northeast corner of hangar before COB

IMPORTANT:
The following instruments need to complete power checks as soon as possible:
CAMS/CAMS3
NOAA LGR/NOAA PTR-MS
NOAA ACVES/NOAA iWAS

2019-07-09

Aircraft will likely remain outside for the remainder of the week.
 
TEMPERATURES WILL BE 100+ BY END OF THE WEEK. 
DRESS APPROPRIATELY AND HYDRATE!
 
July 10:
0600 – 1730 Experimenter Aircraft Access
 
July 11:
0600 – 1530 Experimenter Aircraft Access
0900 – 1000 DC-8 Egress Training
 
July 12-13:
Access to equipment staged inside Hangar before COB July 11; NO LAB ACCESS until electrical maintenance is complete.
0700 – 1600: Experimenter Aircraft Access
 
July 14:   
HARD DOWN DAY – NO AIRCRAFT ACCESS
Lab Access may be available pending completion of electrical maintenance

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