Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 25 Aug. 2016

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft landed this morning at 1000 UTC (6AM) after flying over Tropical Storm Gaston. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It landed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

NOAA43: Flew a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of the island of Hispaniola. Take off was at 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. They successfully collected data around the system’s environment and in the core. This was the first flight of a series of flights. Four HRD scientists were on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Friday, 26 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft is scheduled to fly over AL99. Take off is scheduled for 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It landed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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