Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Monday, 29 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Completed an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Disturbance Nine (TD9).This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight. Take off was at 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into TD9. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled for a flight taking off at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. The goal is to fly over TD9 and TD8. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into TD9. Take off is scheduled for 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land around 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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