2014-08-15

Overview:

-          AV-1 Transit Flight Prep begins

-          AV-6 Nose gear work

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          AV-1 Link Mod was successfully started multiple times and tests are continuing.  The Radar Altimeters were tested and one was found to be out of limits.  The bad one was replaced and tests were completed successfully.  AV-1 is being prepared for transit.

-          AV-6 Nose Gear tests showed a small leak.  Gear was removed and is being serviced.  Tests will begin again after servicing.

-      Truck shipment to WFF loaded and sent on its way.

 

Plan for Saturday – AV-6 Landing gear work and tests

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   Landing gear work on AV-6

-          WFF (EDT):

o   No required activity


Monday – Aug 18, 2014:  AV-1 Preflight

-  0800-1000 Instrument Preflight

-  1000-1500 Aircraft / Electrical Preflight


Tuesday – Aug 19, 2014:  AV-1 Transit

-  AV-1 Transit to WFF (Afternoon T.O., overnight flight)


Outlook:

20 Aug: Instrument Preflight

- 21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF

2014-08-14

Overview:

-          AV-1 Successful Range Flight (see below)

-          AV-6 Transit Flt. prep. continues

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          AV-1 completed a successful Range flight but did have a

Link mod failure just before descent and also had issues 

with the radar altimeter during landing  (troubleshooting in

progress).  Both Low-light and Daylight Cameras worked and

Instrument data downloads completed

-          AV-6 Nose Gear swing test was complete and remaining

tests should be completed tomorrow.

-          HS3 Dry Run continued

 

Plan for Friday – AV-1 Range Flight (Times shown are local)

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   Continued troubleshooting on AV-1

o   Landing gear tests continued on AV-6

o   0800: HS3 HQ MRR

o   0800: Dry Run continues

o   Instrument Access 

-          WFF (EDT):

o   1100: HS3 HQ MRR

o   1100: Dry Run continues

 

Outlook:  Keep in touch for update tomorrow!

2014-08-13

Overview:

-          AV-1 preflighted for Range Flt.

-          AV-6 Transit Flt. prep. continues

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          AV-1 Instrument Preflight

o   Low-light Camera installed/tested

-          AV-6 Nose Gear replaced

o   Awaiting Gear-swing test

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Thursday – AV-1 Range Flight (Times shown are local)

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   0500: T-0 Briefing for Range Flight

o   0530: Crew in GHOC

o   0545: Engine Start

o   ~0630: Take off for est. 5-6 hr flight

o   0800: Dry Run continues

-          WFF (EDT):

o   0830: AV-1 P.I.’s in GHOC-E

o   ~0930: Takeoff

o   1100: Dry Run continues

 

Outlook:

-          Fri: HS3 MRR (WebEx and Phone)

-          19-20 Aug: AV-1 Transit to WFF (Aft. T.O., overnight flight)

o   18 Aug 0800-1000: Preflight of Inst’s

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF (Aft. T.O., overnight flight)

o   20 Aug 0800-1000: Preflight of Inst’s

2014-08-12

Overview:

-          AV-1 passed CST

-          AV-6 replacement nose-gear being replaced

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          AV-1 CST completed successfully

-          AV-1 Payload GPS issue repaired

-          AV-6 Low-light Camera issue repaired

-          AV-6 Nose Gear replacement

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Wednesday – AV-1 Pre-flight

-          0645 – 0900: AV-1 Comm’s Test w/GHOC-E

o   No P.I. involvement

o   Crew, Data-IT: see Chris N’s Schedule

-          0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run continues

-          0900: AV-1 Inst. Preflight in Hangar

-          1100: Aircraft Preflight continues

 

Plan for Thursday – AV-1 Range Flight (Times shown are local)

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   0500: T-0 Briefing for Range Flight

o   0530: Crew in GHOC

o   0545: Engine Start

o   ~0600: Take off

§  Est. Flight Time: 5-6 hrs

o   0800: Dry Run continues

-          WFF (EDT):

o   0830: AV-1 P.I.’s in GHOC-E

o   ~0900: Takeoff

o   1100: Dry Run continues

 

Outlook:

-          Fri: HS3 MRR (WebEx and Phone)

-          19-20 Aug: AV-1 Transit to WFF (Aft. T.O., overnight flight)

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF (Aft. T.O., overnight flight)

2014-08-11

Overview:

-          AV-1 prepped for CST

-          AV-6 being prepped for Transit Flt. next week

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          HIRAD and HAMSR re-installed and tested

-          Preflight prep of all instruments & Aircraft for CST

-          AV-6 HDVis camera wiring issue identified, being repaired

-          Both new Low-light cameras delivered, being tested

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Tuesday – AV-6 CST (Times shown are local)

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   0630: CST Briefing (Payload Cage)

o   0745: Crew step in GHOC

o   0800: Engine Start for CST

o   0800: Dry Run continues

0800 – ~1000: CST

-          WFF (EDT):

o   0930: CST Briefing

o   1030: P.I.’s in GHOC-E

o   1100: Engine Start for CST

o   1100 - ~1300: CST

o   1100: Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Wednesday – Instrument Pre-flight

-          0730 PDT: Power-on Aircraft for Instrument Pre-flight

o   Data-IT and Avionics support

o   HIRAD, HAMSR, HIRAD please report at 0730

-          0745 PDT: CST Preflight Debrief

-          0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run Continues

-          1100 Range Flight T-1

 

Outlook:

-          Thur.: AV-1 Range Flight

o   0500 PDT: T-0 Flight Briefing

o   0630 PDT: Takeoff

-          Fri: HS3 MRR (WebEx and Phone)

-          19-20 Aug: AV-1 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

2014-08-08

Overview:

-          AV-6 on schedule

-          AV-1 on schedule, CST & Range Flt. next week

o   AV-1 Inst. TeamsNote Mon’s Schedule below

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          AV-6 HDVis camera Heater mod, retest (pic)

-          New Low-light camera delivered, being tested

-          AV-1 fueled for CST & Range Flt.

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Monday (AV-1 Teams return to AFRC & WFF):

-          AFRC (PDT):

o   0700: HIRAD Instrument reinstallation

o   0730: GH Leads Mtg in Cage

o   0800: HAMSR reinstallation & HIWRAP P.I. arrives

o   0900 – 1100: Data-IT retest & Inst. Preflight

o   1100 – 1400: Aircraft Pre-flight for CST

-          WFF (EDT):

o   0800: Dry Run continues

o   0900: COMSEC Training

o   1000: Computer Scanning

 

Outlook:

-          Tues.: AV-1 CST (Engine Start ~0800 PDT)

-          Wed.: Preflight for Range Flight

-          Thur.: AV-1 Range Flight

-          Fri: HS3 MRR (WebEx and Phone)

-          19-20 Aug: AV-1 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

2014-08-07

Overview:

-          AV-6 on schedule and fueled for Transit to WFF

-          AV-1 on schedule, CST & Range Flt. next week

o   AV-1 Inst. TeamsNote AFRC Schedule below

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

-          GH GSE Truck Shipment #2 to WFF

-          AV-6 fueled for Transit Flight to WFF

-          AV-6 HDVis camera work

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Plan for Tomorrow (Friday):

-          0730 PDT: GH Leads Mtg in Cage

-          0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run continues

-          No science access to aircraft requested/planned

-          HS3 Dry Run continues

 

Outlook:

-          Friday – Sun: No Activity for Science Teams

-          Monday 11Aug: AV-1 Team’s return to AFRC for CST/Range Flt.

o   Note: HIRAD Team reports at 0700 Monday for Instrument re-installation

o   HIRAD, HAMSR, and HIWRAP Teams report at 0800 Monday for Data-IT retest and CST Preflight

o   Aircraft Pre-flight for CST

-          Tues.: AV-1 CST

-          Wed.: Preflight for Range Flight

-          Thur.: AV-1 Range Flight

-          Fri: HS3 MRR (WebEx and Phone)

-          19-20 Aug: AV-1 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

-          21-22 Aug: AV-6 Transit to WFF (overnight flight)

2014-08-06

Overview:

AV-1 & AV-6 on schedule

Successful AV-6 Range Flight

 

Today’s Accomplishments:

AV-6 flew a successful Range Flight, meeting all objectives

o   4 Sondes dropped in PIRA, have been recovered

o   CPL LIDAR on for ~2.75 hrs

o   CPL, S-HIS, or AVAPS Teams report no issues

o   Instrument’s Post-flight after landing

GH GSE Truck Shipment #1 to WFF

HS3 Dry Run continued

Bruce Tagg visit to GHOC-E during flight

 

Plan for Tomorrow (Thursday):

0730 PDT: GH Leads Mtg in Cage

0745 PDT: AV-6 Range Flt Debrief

o   844-467-6272, Code: 961190  

0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run continues

HDVis removal, reset focus and secure

No science access to aircraft requested/planned

 

Outlook:

Friday – Sun: No Activity for Science Teams

Monday 11Aug: AV-1 Team’s arrive for CST/Range Flt.

o   Note: HIRAD Team reports at 0700 Monday for Instrument re-installation and test

o   HAMSR and HIWRAP Teams report at 0800 for retest and CST Preflight

2014-08-05

Overview:

   AV-1 & AV-6 on schedule

   AV-6 Range Flight Tomorrow (early) morning.

 Today’s Accomplishments:

   AV-6 CST Fueled and A/C and Instruments Preflighted

   HS3 Range Priority established; T-1 complete

   HS3 Dry Run continued

 Plan for Tomorrow (Wednesday):

   0500 PDT: T-0 Preflight Briefing

      o   Bldg. 4840, Rm 113A at AFRC

   0530 PDT: Crew in GHOC (0830 PI’s in GHOC-E)

   0545 PDT: Engine Start

   0630 PDT: Takeoff for ~5-6 hr flight

   Short access for Instrument data download

   0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run continues

 Outlook:

   Thursday: Post flight debrief or Contingency for Range flight

   Friday – Sun: No Activity

   Monday 11Aug: AV-1 Team’s arrive for CST/Range Flt.

 

 

2014-08-04

Overview:

   AV-1 & AV-6 on schedule

   AV-6 Range Flight this Wed.

Today’s Accomplishments:

   AV-6 CST Completed successfully (Camera Pics)

   HS3 Dry Run started

Plan for Tomorrow (Tuesday):

    0630: Fuel aircraft

    0730 – 0930: Pre-flight Instruments

        o   A/C Power and Data-IT support

        o   All AV-6 Instr. P.I.’s in Hangar

   0800 PDT (1100 EDT) Dry Run Continues

        o   877-217-8791 (3581543#)

        o   GH Pilot(s) requested to participate

   Aircraft Preflight

   1300 PDT: T-1 Briefing for Range Flt.

        o   Bldg. 4811, Room 111 at AFRC

        o   844-467-6272 (961190#)

 

Plan for Wednesday:

   0500 PDT: T-0 Preflight Briefing

        o   Bldg. 4840, Rm 113A at AFRC

        o   844-467-6272

   0530 PDT: Crew in GHOC (0830 PI’s in GHOC-E)

   0545 PDT: Engine Start

   0630 PDT: Takeoff for ~5-6 hr flight

   0800 PDT (1100 EDT): Dry Run continues

Outlook:

   Thursday: Contingency for Range Flight

        o   Postflight Instruments

   Friday – Sun: No Activity

   Monday 11Aug: AV-1 Team’s arrive for CST/Range Flt.

 

 

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