DC-8 04/06/18

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ATom-4 Configuration - science instruments installed but not oprating for this flight
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
3.6 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KPMD - Palmdale Regoinal AirportTo:KPMD
Flight Time:3.6 hours
Log Number:188004PI:Steven Wofsy
Funding Source:Jennifer Olson - NASA - SMD - ESD - ESSP Mission Manager
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:ATom-4 RVSM Certification Flight. The ATHOS inlet is located at the Nadir #2 position which is close to the static pressure ports. AFRC had calibrated the static pressure position error on the altimetry system in 1999 and needed to re-validate the aircraft Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification. This was done by overflying the FAA RVSM Aircraft Geometric Height Measurement Element (AGHME) located in Phoenix, AX. Overflights were done at Mach 0.76, 0.78, 0.80, and 0.82. Results received on April 11 showed valid RVSM Certification for the ATom-4 configuration. This flight also included a tower-fly-by and air data calibration maneuver at FL290. Unfortunately, due to high ground winds, the EAFB Weather shop did not launch a weather balloon. Therefore, the air data calibration data obtained at FL290 may not be useful. The aircraft returned in good shape with only minor writeups.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS122.2
Total Used133.2
Total Remaining-11
188004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
04/10/18 - 04/11/181251Check58.6113.6
04/13/18 - 04/14/181252Check7.916.5105.7
04/24/18 - 04/25/181253Science9.52696.2
04/27/18 - 04/28/181255Science10.338.483.8
04/29/18 - 04/30/181256Science8.146.575.7
05/01/18 - 05/02/181257Science8.254.767.5
05/03/18 - 05/04/181258Science7.962.659.6
05/06/18 - 05/07/181259Science10.272.849.4
05/19/18 - 05/20/181265Science10.6126.4-4.2

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