2014-08-27

Overview:  AV-6 arrived WFF this morning following transit/Hurricane Cristobal collection (83 sondes dropped). Plan is to fly AV-6 again Thur evening targeting Hurricane Cristobal (70 sondes planned).  Troubleshooting continues on AV-1.

 

Thur Aug 28 (AV-6 Science Flight #2; target Hurricane Cristobal)

WFF (EDT)

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing (S115)

     -     0830 AVAPS load sondes (no power/IT required)

     -     0930 COMSEC Brief (S115)

     -     1730 Staff GHOCE

     -     1800 AV-6 Engine Start

     -     1900 AV-6 Takeoff

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing (S115)

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

 

Fri Aug 29

WFF (EDT)

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing (S115)

     -     1900 AV-6 Land

     -    1930 Forecast Briefing (S115) 

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

 

Sat Aug 30

WFF (EDT)

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing (S115)

     -     0900 AV-6 Postflight/Preflight for potential Sun flight

     -     1200 SEMAA Student Tour Group

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing (S115) 

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

2014-08-26

Overview:  AV-6 arrives WFF Wed following transit/Hurricane Cristobal collection. Plan is to fly AV-6 again Thur targeting Hurricane Cristobal.  Troubleshooting continues on AV-1.

 

Wed Aug 27 (AV-6 Arrive WFF)

WFF (EDT)

     -     0730 AV-6 Land (see graphic of track)

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing (S115)

     -     1030 AV-6 Postflight/Preflight for Thur flight

     -     1230 Computer Scans (S217)       

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing (S115) 

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

 

Thur Aug 28 (AV-6 Science Flight #2; target Hurricane Cristobal)

WFF (EDT)

     -     0600 Staff GHOCE

     -     0630 AV-6 Engine Start

     -     0700 AV-6 Takeoff

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing (S115)

     -     0930 COMSEC Brief (S115)

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing (S115)

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

2014-08-25

Overview:  AV-6 transit to WFF Tue-Wed.  Troubleshooting continues on AV-1.

 

Tue Aug 26 (AV-6 Transit AFRC-WFF/Science Flight #1)

WFF (EDT)

     -     0800 Staff GHOCE

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115

     -     0830 AV-6 Engine Start

     -     0900 AV-6 Takeoff

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing S115

AFRC (PDT)

     -     0530 AV-6 Engine Start

     -     0600 AV-6 Takeoff

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

 

Wed Aug 27

WFF (EDT)

     -     0730 AV-6 Land

     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115

     -     1030 AV-6 Postflight/Preflight for potential Thur flight       

     -     1930 Forecast Briefing S115 

AFRC (PDT)

     -     AV-1 Troubleshooting

2014-08-24

Overview - repair is completed on AV-6 and pre-flights will occur Monday. Troubleshooting will continue Monday on AV-1.
 
Monday August 25
WFF (EDT)
     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115
     -     1930 Forecast Briefing S115 
AFRC (PDT)
     -     AV-1 troubleshooting
     -     AV-6 pre-flights
 
Tuesday August 26 - AV-6 takeoff
WFF (EDT)
     -     0730 Staff GHOCE
     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115
     -     0800 Engine Start
     -     0900 Takeoff
     -     1930 Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC (PDT)
     -     0500 Engine Start
     -     0600 Takeoff
 
ESPO
757 824 6855
757 824 7176
757 824 7000

2014-08-23

Overview - both jets are undergoing repair/troubleshooting.
 
The goal is a takeoff Tuesday morning at 0600 PDT, likely AV-6.

Sunday August 24
WFF (EDT)
     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC (PDT)
     -     down day
 
Monday August 25
WFF (EDT)
     -     0800 Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC (PDT)
     -     aircraft repair as necessary
     -    AV-6 pre-flights
 
Tuesday August 26 - tentative AV-6 takeoff
WFF (EDT)
     -     0730 Staff GHOCE
     -     0800 Engine Start
     -     0900 Takeoff
AFRC (PDT)
     -     0500 Engine Start
     -     0600 Takeoff
 
We expect some weekend arrivals. Please call ESPO with any questions.
 
Bernie Luna
650 417 8810
757 824 6670 x 3023
 
Sue Tolley
650 455 4963

2014-08-22

Overview - both jets are undergoing repair/troubleshooting.

The goal is a takeoff Tuesday morning, and a takeoff Wednesday morning, each 22 hours duration with science. The order of transits (AV-1 or AV-6) has not been determined.

Saturday August 23
WFF
- 0800 (PDT) Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC
- aircraft repair
-
Sunday August 24
WFF
- 0800 (PDT) Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC
- down day
-
Monday August 25
WFF
- 0800 (PDT) Forecast Briefing S115
AFRC
- aircraft repair as necessary
- pre-flights

2014-08-21

Overview - today's flight is on but with AV-1 not AV-6

-     AV-1 Transit Flight tonight
-     AV-6 Transit Flight possible tomorrow night   

TONIGHT - Aug 21, 2014: AV-1 Transit
-     AFRC (PDT):
           1700 Engine Start
           1800 Takeoff

-     WFF (EDT):
           1930 Staff GHOCE for AV-1 Transit
           2000 Engine Start
           2100 Takeoff

Friday - Aug 22, 2014: AV-6 Transit possible pending AFRC management approval
-     AFRC (PDT):
           1700 Engine Start
           1800 Takeoff

-     WFF (EDT):
           0700-0900 AV-1 Landing
                AV-1 Power and Data IT support ~L+2hr
           1930 Staff GHOCE for AV-6 Transit
           2000 Engine Start
           2100 Takeoff

Saturday - Aug 23, 2014: AV-6 arrival details TBD

2014-08-20

Overview
-     AV-1 Transit Flight tonight
-     AV-6 Transit Flight tomorrow night
 
Today's Accomplishments:
-     AV-6 Fuel and Pre-flight
-     AV-1 Rad Alt Antenna replaced
 
TONIGHT - Aug 20, 2014: AV-1 Transit
-     AFRC (PDT):
           1600 Engine Start 
           1700 Takeoff
 
-     WFF (EDT):
           1830 Staff GHOCE for AV-1 Transit
           1900 Engine Start 
           2000 Takeoff
 
Thursday - Aug 21, 2014: AV-6 Transit
-     AFRC (PDT):
           1700 Engine Start
           1800 Takeoff
 
-     WFF (EDT):
           0700-0900 AV-1 Landing
                AV-1 Power and Data IT support ~L+2hr
           0900 Computers Scanned S217
           0930 COMSEC training S115
           1930 Staff GHOCE for AV-6 Transit
           2000 Engine Start 
           2100 Takeoff

2014-08-19

Overview:

-          AV-1 Transit Flight tonight

-          AV-6 Transit Flight Thurs-Fri

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-       AV-6 Gear swing  

-       AV-1 Replacement radar altimeter tested

 

TONIGHT – Aug 19, 2014:  AV-1 Transit

-          AFRC (PDT):

1600 Engine Start

1700 Takeoff

 

-          WFF (EDT)

                1830 Staff GHOCE

                1900 Engine Start

                2000 Takeoff

 

Wednesday–Aug 20, 2014

-          AFRC (PDT):

0800 AV-6 pre-flights 

-          WFF (EDT):

0700-1200 Landing

Power and WFF De-brief times to be announced after landing

2014-08-18

Overview:

-          AV-1 Transit Flight Prep continues

-          AV-6 Nose gear work

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-       AV-1 Intrument and Aircraft pre-flights

-AV-6 Landing gear servicing was performed Saturday.  Today hike/de-hike testing showed no leakage.


Tuesday – Aug 19, 2014:  AV-1 Transit

 

-          AFRC (PDT):

1600 Engine Start

1700 Takeoff


-          WFF (EDT):

                0930 COMSEC training, S115

                1830 Staff GHOCE

                1900 Engine Start

                2000 Takeoff


 

Wednesday–Aug 20, 2014

-          AFRC (PDT):

                       TBD AV-6 pre-flights

        -          WFF (EDT):

 

                0700-0900 Landing

 

 

Outlook:

 

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF

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