B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 06/14/13

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Flight Number: 
DAWN 2013 R-1
Payload Configuration: 
NASA Langley's Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar System (DAWN)
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
2.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:06/14/13 14:12 Z Finish:06/14/13 16:18 Z
Flight Time:2.1 hours
Log Number:13B012PI:Michael Kavaya
Funding Source:Bruce Fisher - NASA - SMD - ESD LARC Chief Engineer, Research Services Directorate
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:DAWN data flight #1 over VA Beach ocean lines. Dropped down to 5K for to collect data, but were skimming the scattered and broken clouds so chose to attempt Transit 1 below at 2K instead. Actual conditions were such that we needed a little lower than 2K to make it workable. Decision was made to go back to 5K and accept the lost data when overflying a cloud, all remaining lines were at 5K. On transit back, we attempted to overfly the Chesapeake Light Tower for data calibration but clouds fully obscured the water. The DAWN research system operated nominally. Weather over the work area was 75% scattered and 25% broken, with the overcast portion mostly in the east portion. Winds aloft were nominally from the North at about 30 kts giving about 10 deg of crab necessary to parallel track. There was a Navy GUNEX in place, so Giant Killer did not allow me past ATLIC, which prevented getting a 1-min lead to the point as requested by DAWN team, it is likely 95% of each line is intact. Transit lines were flown in the following order, 1-6-2-7-3-8-4-9-5-10-11-12.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS25
Total Used23.9
Total Remaining1.1
13B012 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/12/13DAWN 2013 ICF#1Check3.13.121.9
06/14/13DAWN 2013 R-1Science2.15.219.8
06/21/13DAWN 2013 R-2Science27.217.8
06/24/13DAWN 2013 R-3Science2.49.615.4
06/26/13DAWN 2013 R-4Science2.311.913.1
06/28/13DAWN 2013 R-5Science2.514.410.6
07/09/13DAWN 2013 R-6Science3.217.67.4
07/10/13DAWN 2013 R-7Science219.65.4
07/17/13DAWN 2013 R-8Science2.321.93.1
07/23/13DAWN 2013 R-9Science223.91.1

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