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. 

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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.

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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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