NOAA’s G-IV and P3 aircraft will fly today into Tropical Storm Bertha

NOAA’s G-IV and P3 (NOAA42) are scheduled to fly in Tropical Storm Bertha.

First up is the G-IV jet. If the jet is available the flight will take off at 1:30 PM Eastern today from Barbados. Below is the proposed flight track. They will recover at MacDill Air Force Base. 

G-IV jet flight track










The NOAA42 P3 aircraft will take off shortly after the jet, around 2PM Eastern. It will fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission. NOAA42 will take off from St. Croix and land in Ft. Lauderdale, FL eight hours later.

NOAA42 P3 flight track










The numbers on the figures represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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