Other: Airtec BT-67 12/14/17

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Aircraft: 
Other: Airtec BT-67 - 18M008
Flight Number: 
OIB-Basler Science Flight #11
Payload Configuration: 
OIB Basler Antarctica 17
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SHGTo:NZWD
Start:12/14/17 01:13 Z Finish:12/14/17 08:34 Z
Flight Time:7.4 hours
Log Number:18M008PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Mission: TAM Gate East High Today we flew the TAM Gate East High mission. This mission, and the companion TAM Gate East Low flight, establish a pair of fluxgates above the Transantarctic Mountains, separated by 20 km. This particular mission covers the uppermost of the two fluxgates. Originally planned as a transit to South Pole, we modified it to include a fuel stop at Shackleton Glacier Camp. After completing the mission we took the return transit as an opportunity to clean up a portion of the TAM Gate East Low mission that we had previously flown but had to cut short due to low clouds. After we had cleaned up those remaining segments we turned to the Byrd Glacier segment of the TAM West mission which we flew from the top to past the grounding line until we encountered low fog over the Ross Ice Shelf. At this point we returned to Willy Field.
Flight Hour Summary: 
18M008
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS180
Total Used217
Total Remaining-37
18M008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
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
11/21/17Ski test flightCheck1.852.9127.1
11/26/17 - 11/27/17OIB-Basler Test FlightCheck2.955.8124.2
11/27/17OIB-Basler Mx FlightMaintenance0.856.6123.4
11/27/17Chips Lt L/H engineCheck0.356.9123.1
11/28/17 - 11/29/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #1Science6.363.2116.8
11/30/17 - 12/01/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #2Science7.570.7109.3
12/01/17 - 12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #3Science878.7101.3
12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #4Science6.38595
12/02/17 - 12/03/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #5Science6.591.588.5
12/03/17 - 12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #6Science8.299.780.3
12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #7Science5.9105.674.4
12/04/17Ferguson training flight #1Pilot Proficiency0.3105.974.1
12/04/17 - 12/05/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #8Science4.5110.469.6
12/06/17 - 12/07/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #9Science5.9116.363.7
12/08/17MX test flight - oil pressure fluxMaintenance0.8117.162.9
12/13/17 - 12/14/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #10Science4.3121.458.6
12/14/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #11Science7.4128.851.2
12/14/17 - 12/15/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #12Science6.7135.544.5
12/15/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #13Science3.4138.941.1
12/15/17 - 12/16/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #14Science7.2146.133.9
12/16/17 - 12/17/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #15Science5.8151.928.1
12/17/17 - 12/18/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #16Science6157.922.1
12/26/17OIB-Basler Transit North 1Transit4.7162.617.4
12/26/17OIB-Basler Transit North 2Transit8170.69.4
12/27/17OIB-Basler Transit North 3Transit5.41764
12/28/17OIB-Basler Transit North 4Transit4.7180.7-0.7
12/28/17 - 12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 5Transit7.2187.9-7.9
12/28/17 - 12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 6Transit7.2195.1-15.1
12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 7Transit6.3201.4-21.4
12/30/17OIB-Basler Transit North 8Transit3.9205.3-25.3
12/30/17 - 12/31/17OIB-Basler Transit North 9Transit6.9212.2-32.2
12/31/17OIB-Basler Transit North 10Transit4.8217-37

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Mission: TAM Gate East High



Note: This report was delayed as internet services at McMurdo were out last night for scheduled maintenance.



Today we flew the TAM Gate East High mission. This mission, and the companion TAM Gate East Low flight, establish a pair of fluxgates above the Transantarctic Mountains, separated by 20 km. This particular mission covers the uppermost of the two fluxgates.

Originally planned as a transit to South Pole, we modified it to include a fuel stop at Shackleton Glacier Camp. After completing the mission we took the return transit as an opportunity to clean up a portion of the TAM Gate East Low mission that we had previously flown but had to cut short due to low clouds. After we had cleaned up those remaining segments we turned to the Byrd Glacier segment of the TAM West mission which we flew from the top to past the grounding line until we encountered low fog over the Ross Ice Shelf. At this point we returned to Willy Field.
 
Images:
1) Wind and clouds flowing over Minna Bluff
2) Captain Andy and First Office Dylan
3) Blue ice, crevasses and flowlines in the Transantarctics
4) Basler at Shackleton Glacier Camp
5) Shackleton Glacier Camp and skiway from the air
6) Shackleton Glacier upstream from the camp
7) Moraine patterns dissected by crevasses, Transantarctic Mountains
8) Crevasses, Transantarctic Mountains 
Images: 

Shackleton Glacier upstream from the camp

Moraine patterns dissected by crevasses, Transantarctic Mountains