Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 22 Sept. 2016

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission over and around Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission into Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to take off at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA weather permitting. The Global Hawk will fly over Karl. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Friday, 23 Sept. 2016

NOAA43:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission into Karl. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV:  Is tentatively scheduled to fly a research mission over and around Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43:  Is tentatively scheduled to fly a research mission into Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: If this flight is a go, it is scheduled to land around 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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