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DC-8 01/17/18

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Flight Number: 
1239
Payload Configuration: 
NDMAX Configuration - DLR H2O (CR2 WARAN), DLR OPC, DLR PMS, ERICA, LARGE, LARGE-AMS, PTR-MS, Aft-viewing video cameras and piggybaking ARMAS & TinMan. CAPS and CPSPD cannister probes not installed in the Nadir #2 position as do not yet have RVSM certi
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
4.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:ETAR - Ramstein Air BaseTo:ETAR - Ramstein Air Base
Start:01/17/18 10:09 Z Finish:01/17/18 14:56 Z
Flight Time:4.8 hours
Log Number:188007PI:Bruce Anderson
Funding Source:Jay Dryer - NASA - ARMD - Director of Advanced Air Vehicles Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Sampling flight test technique developmen. We had an electrical problem prior to takeoff which required us to shut down all science instruments in order to recover. Once fixed, the DC-8 took off and flew in coordination with the DLR A320 as the lead aircraft burning "dirty" Jet A fuel. We were approved to use a temporary restricted airspace over Northeast Germany. At Mach 0.72 and 26kft and with well established contrails from the A320, we did 3 test runs in the midfield sampling the secondary wake and 4 runs in the farfield sampling the primary wake. We then did a number of runs at 32kft and Mach 0.8 with no A320 contrails at the sampling distance of the DC-8. The science instruments did very well and it was a successful mission. The aircraft returned in good shape.
Flight Hour Summary: 
178009188007
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS80
Total Used076.6
Total Remaining 3.4
188007 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/09/181235Check3.13.176.9
01/10/18 - 01/11/181237Science5.28.371.7
01/13/18 - 01/14/181238Science10.71961
01/17/181239Science4.823.856.2
01/19/181240Science5.529.350.7
01/23/181241Science4.934.245.8
01/24/181242Science6.140.339.7
01/29/181243Science6.246.533.5
01/30/181244Science5.952.427.6
01/31/181245Science5.65822
02/01/181246Science5.263.216.8
02/03/181247Transit10.974.15.9
02/04/181248Transit2.576.63.4

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