Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:05AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NOAA42:  Flew a successful TDR mission into Hurricane Arthur that took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) and landed eight hours later at MacDill AFB. Three HRD scientists and one intern were on this flight.

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a TDR mission over Hurricane Arthur. The jet will take off at 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) from MacDill AFB and recover back at MacDill AFB. No HRDers will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is tasked by EMC for a TDR mission into Hurricane Arthur. Take off will be at 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) from MacDill AFB and will recover back at MacDill AFB. Three HRD scientists and two interns will be on this flight.

Friday, July 4, 2014

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a research mission around Hurricane Arthur taking off at 1730 UTC (1:30PM) from MacDill AFB and recover back at MacDill AFB. No HRDers will be on this flight.

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