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DC-8 01/31/18

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Flight Number: 
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: 
Total Flight Time: 
5.6 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:ETAR - Ramstein Air BaseTo:ETAR - Ramstein Air Base
Start:01/31/18 09:52 Z Finish:01/31/18 15:28 Z
Flight Time:5.6 hours
Log Number:188007PI:Bruce Anderson
Funding Source:Jay Dryer - NASA - ARMD - Director of Advanced Air Vehicles Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:DC-8 flew solo today (i.e. without the DLR ATRA A320) for an "aged contrail" flight. We had a dedicated ATC controller to assist us in sampling behind commercial aircraft. We had four very successful sampling runs and one very short sampling prior to the lead aircraft starting a descent. We obtained data behind 737-800, A320 NEO, A321, A319-100 (small sample time), and A320 NEO. Sampling significantly aided by real-time "bread crumb" contrail position predictions. We also obtained data in Cirrus clouds that include hits from aged contrails. On the return home we overflew a RADAR site on our route at FL140 and then we were RTB. Aircraft and science instruments returned in good shape.
Flight Hour Summary: 
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
01/10/18 - 01/11/181237Science5.28.371.7
01/13/18 - 01/14/181238Science10.71961

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