NOAA42 is currently flying over the Gulf of Mexico to survey the sea-state after Hurricane Isaac’s passage. They took off at 1200 UTC (8AM) from MacDill AFB and will land back there 9 hours later. NOAA42 will drop ocean measuring expendable instruments such as (AXCPS, AXBTs and AXCTDs). Here’s today’s flight pattern drawn. The red line represents Hurricane Isaac’s track.
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