Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 6 Oct. 2016

G-IV: Was scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern). This flight was cancelled. The G-IV is down for maintenance.

NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Flight plans changed therefore NOAA43 flew a synoptic surveillance mission with a take off was around 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

G-IV: If the G-IV is fit to fly it will fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. IF the G-IV is not available to fly the P3 will perform the synoptic surveillance mission with a take off time of 1:30PM (1730 UTC). Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly a mission over Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 0200 UTC (10:00PM Eastern) from NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Friday, 7 Oct. 2016

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA around 0300 UTC (11:00PM Eastern).…………………………………………………………………….

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