Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Friday, 26 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Flew a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance in southeastern Bahamas. Take off was scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists were on this flight. The 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) flight was cancelled for today.

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft is scheduled to fly over AL99 and Gaston. 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.

Saturday, 27 Aug. 2016

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. in the afternoon.

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.

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