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HU-25A Guardian - LaRC #524 06/02/21

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Flight Number: 
ACTIVATE 21-063
Payload Configuration: 
ACTIVATE In Situ Suite
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
3.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KLFITo:KLFI
Start:06/02/21 13:22 Z Finish:06/02/21 16:42 Z
Flight Time:3.3 hours
Log Number:21F001PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:710 miles
Comments:Science flight for the HU-25 in support of ACTIVATE Campaign #4 (second flight of the day), conducted cooperatively with the UC-12. Departed Rwy8 with circuitous vectors to the west around ORF airspace/corridors before direct to ECG, climbing to 5k ft MSL for initial transit. Winds were light (<10 kts) out of the southeast with a complex layer overland from ~1000 – 5000 ft MSL. Research profiles were conducted to ECG working within the layers. From ECG outbound to DOUGS the clouds were more defined with some convective elements, bottoms at ~1500 ft MSL and tops extended to around 7000 ft MSL. This became a scattered layer at ~2000 ft MSL with some cumulus buildups as W122 was entered for a process study in areas 4-7. The target formation was identified at N3416.68/W07448.76 and extended from ~2000 – 12,500 ft MSL. Process study commenced at 1430 (local) time in descending increments of 1000 ft until reaching 10,000 ft MSL, and then successive decrements of 2000 ft MSL, followed by a touch of minimum altitude (500 ft) and then a below cloud base run (remained within ~10 nmi of target throughout). This study terminated with a clear-air spiral climb at ~2000 FPM ~5 nmi northeast of the formation until reaching 12,500 ft MSL. The cloud formation was slowly moving northwest throughout the process study. RTB via DOUGS to ECG conducting cloud modules in transit (500 – 3500 ft MSL) with some convective activity present. Picked up an IFR clearance from ECG back to KLFI due to weather (complex cloud layers) with no significant data collection available. Held south of the airfield for ~15 minutes due to traffic congestion in terminal environment. Aircraft geolocation was within 20 nmi during transit out and generally under ~10 nmi throughout most of the flight. All objectives were achieved and with no discrepancies noted.
Flight Hour Summary: 
21F001
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used159.6
Total Remaining40.4
21F001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/20/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science33197700
01/27/21ACTIVATE 20-049Science2.75.7194.3700
01/29/21ACTIVATE 21-050Science38.7191.3664
02/03/21ACTIVATE 21-051Science3.111.8188.2675
03/04/21ACTIVATE 21-052Science3.114.9185.1675
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.518.4181.6625
03/05/21ACTIVATE 21-054Science3.221.6178.4675
03/08/21ACTIVATE 21-055Science3.525.1174.9690
03/09/21ACTIVATE 21-056Science3.328.4171.6745
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.531.9168.1705
03/12/21ACTIVATE 21-057Science3.535.4164.6705
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience035.4164.60
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience035.4164.60
03/20/21ACTIVATE 21-058Science3.438.8161.2705
03/23/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science3.442.2157.8705
03/25/21ACTIVATE 21-059Science2.544.7155.3607
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-060Science3.348152700
03/30/21ACTIVATE 21-061Science3.751.7148.3800
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-062Science3.555.2144.8720
04/02/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.558.7141.3720
05/15/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.562.2137.8722
05/18/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.565.7134.3715
05/19/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.469.1130.9715
05/19/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.572.6127.4720
05/20/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.375.9124.1710
05/21/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.779.6120.4730
05/21/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.483117730
05/25/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.386.3113.7710
05/26/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.389.6110.4700
05/26/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.392.9107.1690
06/01/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.496.3103.7720
06/01/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.499.7100.3720
06/02/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.310397720
06/02/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.3106.393.7710
06/05/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.2109.590.5700
06/07/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science3.511387700
06/07/21ACTIVATE 21-063Science311684650
06/08/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience3.5119.580.5700
06/08/21ACTIVATE 21-xxxScience3.512377700
06/15/21ACTIVATE 21-15JuneScience3.1126.173.9680
06/16/21ACTIVATE 21-16JuneScience3.5129.670.4730
06/17/21ACTIVATE 21-17JuneScience3.2132.867.2710
06/22/21ACTIVATE 21-22JuneScience3.3136.163.9680
06/24/21ACTIVATE 21-24JuneScience3.3139.460.6700
06/26/21ACTIVATE 26 June x2Science3.3142.757.3650
06/26/21ACTIVATE 26 June x2Science3.4146.153.9650
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06/30/21ACTIVATE 30-1 JuneScience3.4156.243.8680
06/30/21ACTIVATE 30-2 JuneScience3.4159.640.4680

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