B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 06/21/13

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Flight Number: 
DAWN 2013 R-2
Payload Configuration: 
NASA Langley's Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar System (DAWN)
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:06/21/13 13:26 Z Finish:06/21/13 15:26 Z
Flight Time:2 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 #2 over the VA Beach water profile. The weather in the research area off VA Beach was marginal at best. The usable VFR altitudes were all above 5,000’. We tried going below the clouds but the ceiling was less than 2K, so we remained above the clouds for each run. The altitude was between 5 and 6,000’ for all but the last two runs which were each just above 7,000’ as the clouds increased in altitude over time. The cloud cover below was broken to overcast. We did have a cockpit discussion that the conditions didn’t match the desired criteria, but Larry was getting some valid data each run so we decided to continue. When it seemed apparent that the cloud cover was fully overcast, we terminated and came home. The passes were in the following order (times were rounded to nearest minute to help extract data): Diagonal SE – NW from 1350Z – 1355Z 1) Transit 1 W-E: 1358Z – 1403Z 2) Transit 6 E-W: 1405Z – 1410Z 3) Transit 2 W-E: 1413Z – 1417Z 4) Transit 7 E-W: 1420Z – 1425Z 5) Transit 3 W-E: 1431Z – 1436Z 6) Transit 8 E-W: 1439Z – 1444Z 7) Transit 4 W-E: 1447Z – 1452Z 8) Transit 9 E-W: 1455Z – 1459Z 9) Transit 5 W-E: skipped 10) Transit 10 E-W: skipped 11) Transit 11 W-E: skipped 12) Transit 12 E-W: skipped
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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